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The "start" of the crag

This route is located in the Miller Fork at Chaos

Live with a Curse

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Die with a Blessing 5.10d (Sport) ***

First Ascent: Ian Kirk in 2014
Length: 50ft
Bolts: 5 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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This route is located on the striking, slightly overhanging wall up and left of where the main trail meets the cliff beneath Swamp Gator. Begin on a boulder and balance up to a decent hold to begin. Solid edges and long moves make for a power packed ride ending just before the rock turns to crap.
Moves: Bouldery
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Light rain
Owner: RRGCC

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5.10d (37 votes)

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Oct 29th, 2014


pigsteak said on October 28th, 2014
nice crimpy line....harder than it looks imo
Chiyram said on October 30th, 2014
Cool route! Techy and reachy. It's really hard on days it's condensing....Barely got the send.
JLittle said on March 24th, 2015
Def want to stick clip the first bolt. Super sketch above the boulder. Even if you are strong for the grade, a fall there could be season-ending or worse. Actually, a lot of Chaos could use a stick clip. Other than that it's a lot of fun. Big moves. Pretty hard for the grade I think.
coolbreeze said on May 6th, 2015
Good route, I agree with pig, a touch harder than it looks, but some really fun moves!
whoneedsfeet said on May 18th, 2015
Pretty hard if you're under 5'8". Super good movement.
lena_chita said on September 8th, 2015
Long moves, indeed. All doable, for a 5 ft person. But felt really hard, especially around the last bolt, mid-11 at least. Not sure how it would be once the feet get ground down.
J-Ru said on October 13th, 2015
Better than expected. Like a yo-yo I twice was fooled into using the wrong undercling and had to back down.
Daeris said on July 3rd, 2016
A few long moves where you need to lock off and throw a high left hand to a ledge. Loved it! There was a great sense of accomplishment on finishing this one.