|Lower Blair III
This is the best "moderate" face route at Vedauwoo!! This route is on Blair III, the first (most W) of the large crags you encounter heading east on the trail out of the picnic area. Hike up to the E side through a forested valley between Blair III and II until you are almost at the North end of the rock. Two long bolted lines start here; [Bragging About Jesus" is the line on the right. Start by scrambling up a steep ramp to a bombbay chimney; stem and chimney up 20-30' (no pro) until you can step over onto a gorgeous arete/flake and clip the 1st of 10 bolts. Crystal pinch and layback the flake edge past 10 bolts, with an optional cam up high (spooky move without, I always place it). It has no crux, it is just sustained fun and maybe a little soft for the grade. DOUBLE ROPE RAP!! from shared bolt anchors at the top of "Sketch Palsy", the left of the 2 routes.
10 bolts with 1 optional 1- 1.5" cam.
This route is on Blair III.
|By Shane Zumpf|
From: Laramie, WY
Aug 8, 2009
Please note that a double rope rap is not required if you have a 70 m rope. But only if you have a 70m rope. You can also protect the chimney by placing a #2 or #1 C4 in the crack beneath the boulder. Just make sure to back clean the pieces after you clip the bolt to avoid rope drag.
From: Near Joshua Tree
Aug 22, 2009
I rappelled the route successfully with a 60m the other day. Just trend to the right to a ledge that is higher than the ground directly beneath the chains. This ledge is not a complicated walkoff or anything. This route is a great time and a wonderful way to mix it up in the middle of a day of fat cracks.
|By Tom Rangitsch|
From: Lander, WY
Mar 23, 2013
FA Steve Bechtel circa 1993. The name is from a bumper sticker we saw on a car in Laramie the day Steve did the route.