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It's Bloody Solid 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Unpredictable 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Malicious 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Twisted 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Pandora's Box has Cracked 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
Tressa Mallamo is following the route, appropriately taped and wearing long tights/pants to avoid the moderate meatgrinder.  If you don't use both these (tape and long pants), you will definitely be forced to understand where the name of the climb came from.   A shot of the Southeast Face of John's Tower. This is not meant to identify all routes found here, but to illustrate the face in general, as well as locate several well-known climbs.   Using this figure in combination with any of the routes described on MP, and/or guidebooks containing information on John's Tower, you can easily focus in on the climb you are interested in. <br /> <br />Abbreviations:   1 = Scarlet Begonias, 11c (Friedrichs and Scarpelli, '82);   2 = Dissention, 8+ (Duncan and Kelman,'02);  3 = both pitches of Ultraviolets, 10d (Scarpelli and Nixon,'82);  4 = On The Side, 10a (Harper and Diamond,'96); 5 = Double Dippin', 10c (Harper and Thomas,'96);  6 = Roofinit, 11a (Harper and Thomas, '96); 7 = Clean the Brushes, 5.6 (Jaquot and Barnett,'78); 8 = Model A, 5.6 (Jaquot and Barnett,'80); 9 = Steppin' Out, 8+ (Griffith and Korfanta,'01); 10 = Promiscuous Pink Panther, 11a (Orenszak, et al.,'01);  11 = It's Bloody Solid, 5.8, two variations (Harper, Jurkowitsch and Mallamo, '96). <br /> <br /><ul style='margin:0 0; padding:0 0;'><li>NOTE: these numbers do not correspond to the varying numbering systems in other guides and pertain ONLY to this TOPO.</li></ul>  BLAIR TOPO (roads, formations and major trails). <br /> <br />Here's an 'overview topo' showing the overall organization of BLAIR, including both Lower an Upper Blair.  When viewed with reference to 'Getting There', you should be able to navigate the area.  Formations are indicated in red.  You can see the major USFS roads (numbered in black), parking areas (orange) and commonly used trails (light blue). <br /> <br />Abbreviations: <br /> <br />Formations:  ar1, 2, and 3 = Adam's Ribs (right to left respectively); B1, 2, and 3 = Blair 1, 2 and 3, EC = East Corner, g r= Goldirocks, H = The Heap, JT = John's Tower, LB = Little Blair, LBP = Lower Blair Parking, LJT = Little John's Tower, NC = North Corner, P? = temporary parking for Upper Blair, SC = South Corner, SMB = Spectreman Buttress, UBP = Upper Blair Parking, WC = West Corner. <br /> <br />The yellow arrow indicates the turn from #705 to #707 towards Upper Blair.  Jeb's Layin' it back.  Chalk up, man, you've got a long way to go! (Jeb Steward on the climb) 
Porpoise Christi 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Limestone Pirate 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Strawberry Jam 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Spiral Staircase 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Fall Wall (*the route) 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
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(03) Orange Fantasea 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Suggests: 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
(02) Goin' to Cayman with a Snorkel in My Jeans 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b  Suggests: 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Poker Face 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b  Suggests: 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Inside Flush 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Suggests: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
(01) Chum Buckets 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  Suggests: 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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