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Die with a Blessing

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Chaos


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Live with a Curse 5.12d (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Ray Ellington, Kipp Trummel in 2014
Length: 70ft
Bolts: 10 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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The prize line on this gorgeous face gets on you the moment you leave the ground. Sequential crimping on solid edges leads to a roof requiring some try-hard to pull over the lip. Work out your sequence going to the chains or you'll hate yourself when you screw it up.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC

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4.36 stars (11 votes)
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Submitted by: ray
Date: Oct 29th, 2014

Submitted by: rjackson
Date: Jun 29th, 2014


ray said on June 1st, 2014
Such a great line! Not just a crimpy face climb but subtle pockets and edges with some big semi-dynamic moves and even a roof. Reminds me of a New River route. Thanks for another great line Steak!
Cromper said on June 1st, 2014
Nice! Glad there is a hard one over here now!
tbwilsonky said on July 4th, 2014
you had me at 'try hard'. 'surmount' was just the icing on the cake.
climb2core said on October 26th, 2014
Superb movement on good rock. Nice change from the typical jug hauls. No need to clip the first bold in the roof. Probably best just to hang a biner on the chain just over the roof. Steel oval droppings are at the chains. Thanks for another great line Kipp!
Anonymous said on December 30th, 2014
That photo really makes it look like the drag is due to the bolt before the roof, not the bolt in the roof...
Anonymous said on December 30th, 2014
Kipp moved the bolts around a bit after that pic of Ray. You don't need to clip the bolt right before the roof now as it is well protected with a bolt a few feet down. I climbed it both ways and don't ever recall rope drag being an issue. The bolt in the roof could probably just be removed but it can be handy while working moves out
Willy said on November 30th, 2016
Ray's description is spot on! Lower face is more powerful than it is technical and the small holds are all pretty comfortable to pull on. Five stars in my book after the top cleans up just a bit more
Cromper said on December 2nd, 2019
Bottom is primo climbing. Definitely reminiscent of the white wall at the new.