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Number of the Beast

This route is located in the Lower Gorge Region at Indian Creek Crag

Blood on the Nuts

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Country Lovin' 5.12b (Trad) *****

First Ascent: Kris Hampton, Ray Ellington in 1999
Length: 90ft
Gear: #4-#5 Camalots #3 Camalots for the anchors on the second pitch (report bad anchors)

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Hike left from the previous route to this straight in offwidth beneath the bulge. 5.6 armbaring leads to a spacious ledge beneath the crux. Build a belay, figure out your plan of attack and mount your assault. Beyond the crux is a ledge with a small tree where you can bail out or continue chimneying to the top.
It is also possible to approach the ledge atop the first pitch from Blood on the Nuts. Hike right, do an airy step around the corner and traverse the ledge.
Moves: Wide Crack or Offwidth
Descent: Rap anchors
Stays Dry: Does not stay dry
Owner: NFS

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Submitted by: ray
Date: Dec 18th, 2005


512OW said on October 21st, 2004
The top pitch is really, really it.
512OW said on December 1st, 2004
Gorilla arm barring strength required.
SCIN said on October 14th, 2006
You'll be sore for awhile after attempting this.