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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dick Wildberger and Dan Kieffaber
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 24, 2006
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Ted Kryzer on Bluebells. July 26 '10.


A classic for the area. A fun crack climb, although face holds exist as well. Follow the finger crack up into a dihedral and continue to the top.

  • RCM&W #44, p.214.


This route is in the next corner down from Phantom Crack, and about 25 yards to the left from the stone lookout.


Nuts, cams, hexes for lead. Some large gear might be helpful for the top rope setup.

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Mark Machacek on lower section of "Blue Bells" at Palisade Head, MN. <br />Photo by: Matt Johnson
Mark Machacek on lower section of "Blue Bells" at ...
Juneko on Bluebells.
Juneko on Bluebells.
The climber in green is on Bluebells, the climber in purple is on Phantom Crack.
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Dave Pierce nearing the top
Dave Pierce nearing the top
James Hann on Bluebells
James Hann on Bluebells
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By Brian Weinstein
Oct 3, 2006

One of my favorite pitches in the North Shore. Classic.

By Rob P.
From: Bay Area
Sep 28, 2008

GREAT finger crack dihedral. A stout and fun lead with lots of great placements.

By Rich T
Sep 3, 2010

Slight overhang at the finish adds a nice touch too. Great climb.

By J.Roatch
From: Twisp, WA
Apr 10, 2011

Great introduction to north shore climbing. very fun

By Scott Schumann
From: SLC, UT
Nov 29, 2012

Plenty of pro and great jams. Long route so save a little pro (and energy for the top). Classic Route!
Climbed it with a storm approaching, 40 mph winds, whitecaps misting us from below, and a double rainbow forming behind us. One of my favorite climbing memories.