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The Doublets during a midwinter storm.
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By tgfisher
Mar 24, 2008

That's up Blodgett, isn't it? I'm surprised it hasn't fallen down yet.

By benjohnson
May 18, 2008

There is a visible rap sling near the apex. Route looks AIRY! (We got weathered off before starting the correct route)

By tobin sanson
From: Carbondale, CO
Feb 7, 2009

What??? Thats thing's crazy!

By Burt Lindquist
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From: Madison, WI
Nov 25, 2009

It looks like a giant ice tool. A Grivel Monster in fact.

By EB
From: Winona
Dec 4, 2009

I think it before you get to Hamilton. Blodgett is one of the great areas, amazing that more people don't climb there, some of the best granite on the planet, on par with yosemite but not as polished!

By Noj Pancost
Mar 3, 2013

I climbed a beautiful handcrack on the left side of that in 1988 and left a medium sized hex from which I bailed. I had some non climbing friends in tow and felt that going to the summit would over involve them. It would have been pretty easy to get from the point where I bailed to the Summit however. The hand crack was probably 5.8.

By George Bracksieck
Oct 28, 2013

I've seen this from Blodgett Can. Where is the best approach? Maybe from the canyon or slopes to the south of Blodgett?

By Josh Kornish
Mar 3, 2014

Horse Head Arch in Blodgett. It's definitely been climbed a number of times but the approach is fairly heinous. One could possible approach via the ridge from the Blodgett lookout.

Indeed Blodgett is an incredible place!

By Mackenzie Moore
From: Missoula, MT
Jun 16, 2014

Blodgett canyon is amazing i cant believe more people dont climb this area more. Im there every week and i never see anyone. as for the arch, it would be cool to climb it someday but like someone said the approach is heinous for such a small objective. also blodgett is not granite it is milonite a metamorphosed igneous rock.

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