Arriving at Bloodline shortly before 4PM left us with minimal time to work the vertical tufa before we had to turn back around and hurry to Pond Parking. Max did the problem two seasons ago when it was a new addition to the long list of North Mountain classics so he found a spot high above us to take pictures.
About a week ago I decided that I wanted to climb this problem and as we made our way across the moonscape the excitement was building. My whole body was shaking as I laced up my shoes and plunged my hands into the chalk pot. I asked Nate if he would try it before me because I was so nervous.
It was after 5 o'clock when my fingers finally tickled the bottom of the tufa and I managed to control the barn door swing. Taking the bloodline to the top and grabbing the glorious horned jugs was the perfect end to the day.
Here is a quick video capture of the actual send. I didn't even know Max recorded this until we were back at the car!