Blood Sport, 5.10+

3rd Pitch- 55m- 5.10+/ This is a stout 5.10d even by Zion standards! And appropriately enough the crux comes pulling the dramatic “Van Damme” roof and continuing up a tough (C4 #5) off-width section. The chimney leading up to the roof involves stellar stemming and chimney climbing and is well protected via interior cracks. Pulling out of the roof and staying in the off-width that follows is the crux. This pitch just never lets up, even towards the end it is still full on as the pitch gets considerably dirtier. However, it is a great pitch, with great positioning. The view out of the chimney and below the roof is incredible. This is a real “thinker” of a pitch requiring a variety of moves.
Blood Sport, 5.10+, 3 Pitches, Kung Fu Theater, Zion National Park, September, 2012


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