Blast Furnace is the last climb on Industrial Wall - about 200 feet above the routes near the Waterfall. Climb up steep incut edges to a few slabbier moves at the top. This route feels more like a Big Cottonwood route. Very different in character than the rest of the Industrial Wall routes.
6 draws. Chains to lower from.
|Comments on Blast Furnace
|By Nathan Fisher|
Jul 22, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a
Steep, solid edges, with some good reaches. A nice, well-protected route.
|By Jordon Schaefer|
Sep 3, 2011
I climbed this last weekend, I pulled a 20 pound piece of choss out of the wall about 5 feet above my last pro. After nearly hitting me in the head, the rock almost took out my belayer. He caught my fall and had to jump out of the way; the rock then took out the rope bag and made some crazy rope spaghetti. Be careful, the hold felt really solid and didn't give until I was almost off of it.
Nov 4, 2011
Nice beta on watching for rocks. I've been up there many times and seen loose stuff fall off the top. Every spring you can see fresh marks on the boulders below where stuff has come off from above