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Blueberry Lizards 

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

Type:  Trad, 150'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Geir, Marcy, and Doso
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Geir on Oct 11, 2009

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Geir on the FA of Blueberry Lizards


Start at the crack on the left side of the wall. Climb approx 30’ to where the crack widens. Clip a bolt and continue up to a pair of cracks. Climb either crack (you’ll find 1.5-2” gear in the left one). After arriving at a ledge, continue on the face to the right of the chimney, clipping two more bolts and placing gear. Finish at a two bolt anchor.


See overview photo


Standard rack to 4”, doubles >1”.

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A blueberry lizard
A blueberry lizard
Hanna rapping the route, photo by Erin
Hanna rapping the route, photo by Erin

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By arjunmh
From: Phoenix, AZ
Nov 8, 2009
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Nicer route than it looks, though loose stuff mid way adds spice to avoid. Can be well protected w/o the bolts, though, esp. if taking a big cam from El Throay to use down low.
By roman d
From: Pasadena, CA
Feb 7, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

kind of rough around the edges still. I wandered left into the corner and got rewarded with a basketball that crashed down on the midway ledge.
By Marcy
From: Tempe/Tuscon, AZ
Feb 8, 2010
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Roman - I think I may have heard that rock while Geir and I were just south of you on Tornado in Peril...it sounded quite large. Glad you are ok.
By jason sartor
Nov 27, 2010

Not too shabby! The loosest of loose was on the very left of this baby, so watch out!
By Aminda
From: Phoenix, AZ
Dec 3, 2012

Agree, it climbs better than it looks, once you battle the folliage at the start. :) Mellow climbing for first half to a short, fun, very well protected crux at the double cracks then a 5.8-ish face and bulge section to the top.
By Sayfe
From: Scottsdale, az
Jan 20, 2013
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

Good fun route, Can use a lot of cleaning, be super careful specially on the middle section. Tons of loose rock.
I agree with Arjun, no need for bolts.
The rap needs a longer chain, specially the bolt on the left.
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