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Topping out Baby Blue
This route is located approximately 100' left of '30 Seconds Over Potash' on Wall Street. The route climbs a finger crack in a narrow, left facing dihedral. Eight feet below the chains the dihedral vanishes, leaving a splitter finger crack.
This is a great route for the aspiring 5.11 crack climber. There are numerous face holds and good stemming rests. Excellent.
A couple #1, #2 Metolius, .3, .4, .5 Camalots.
Tony Bubb gets a good rest on 'Baby Blue (11-)' on...
Jenny Schillinger about 1/2 way up on 'Baby Blue (...
|By Joel Hickok|
Aug 16, 2002
Excellent route. Fairly consistent climbing, but the route is pretty short. The rests are especially good in the middle section of the climb. There is one final rest at a small flared pod in the dihedral, then the crux is the last stretch to the anchors.
|By Tony B|
From: Around Boulder, CO
May 5, 2003
Fun route. Beta: Don't try to clip the anchors from the layback and god foothold. There is a flake at the top of the crack, level with the bolts that turns out to be a jug. Go for it. Take a lot of .75' inch cams (yellow HB's or grey/blue microcamalots) 2 1" cams, and 1 each 1.5" and 2". You can sew it up with that rack.
Too short to be a classic, but certainly good.
Not a technical 5.11a, but certainly a pumpy one. I have small fingers and did well on locks just to the top. My female climbing parners locked the top too. Fat fingers would make this at the grade, but it will be easier for smaller people.
|By Sergio P|
From: Idaho Springs, CO
Feb 23, 2005
when you are really pumped near the top and the crack thins out you might be tempted to reach left and just grab the chains. Don't cheat yourself! The pro is easy and often so just climb the last three feet.
|By Sam Lightner, Jr.|
May 28, 2007
I just updated the anchors...
As this route gets more traffic, it gets further and further from "5.11a". I'd say "a" as in "cat".
Jul 9, 2009
I found this route hard for the grade and actually had to hang at the final thin crack. It certainly favors those with smaller fingers. I could barely get my tips in there! Also unlike those posting above, I whimped out and grabbed the chains. Maybe I'm just weak.
From: Morrison, CO
Mar 7, 2010
|By Hank the Tank|
From: Golden, CO
Mar 8, 2010
Linus is the new sheriff de' asshole of Wallstreet. I'm quaking in my boots from his historical perfection..... Thanks for logging on yesterday, for the first time ever, just to freak over a couple of squeezjobs.
Mono, just get out of the game and give Linus your job.
|By steven sadler|
From: south jordan, UT
Jul 27, 2011
this is only the second 11a I've red pointed so whether the grade is sandbagged or not i couldn't tell ya. but this is an amazing climb. a number 1 camalot fits nice in the big flare right before the crux and it caught my 20+ foot fall(which was pretty scary because the route is only 30 or so feet tall). the crux can be lie backed but i just finger jammed that top part as well. could only fit the little fingers in but way more fun than liebacking. it's an amazing route.
|By Simon Hatfield|
From: Los Angeles, CA
Nov 21, 2012
Hanging on a tips lock to clip the anchor without grabbing the chain is the crux on this one, a very different route to lead than to TR due to the last couple feet.