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Blairstown Crack 

YDS: 5.6 French: 4c Ewbanks: 14 UIAA: V British: S 4b PG13

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ British: MVS 4b [details]
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Submitted By: al piner on Mar 23, 2009
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Description 

10 ' to the right of Priceton crack . It's the center ( wide ) crack on the main buttress . Starts out easy with the hard move after the crack . There are two 5.10 variations at the top .


Protection 

The bottom is unprotected but easy climbing . Takes good gear rest of route . If toproping bring real long slings and clean off where you hang over the side , unless you want to get pelted with small rocks every time the slings move !



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By Yair Horowitz
Jul 29, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13

A fun climb. Took my brother out here for his first outdoor climb (and for my first time at Rick's Rocks). There was lots of natural protection for a top rope setup, but I'll echo the other warnings to bring a lot of webbing. I brought 20', 30', and 50' and ended up using it all on this one.

T'was a nice and moderately challenging first climb for the bro, and Blairstown provided a super intro to crack climbing, with lots of width variation and no real need for serious jams.

Lots of loose rock at the top! The books lists this as a 5.6. I'm not the most experienced grader out there, but I'd kick it up to a 5.7.

Blairstown is the mondo crack just left of the rope
Blairstown is the mondo crack just left of the rope