The Blues Cliff Rock Climbing
Unicorn draws first blood. (Unicorn Blues, 12a)
This cliff is the host of several great routes, containing anything from slabs to corners to roofs. Almost all of the climbs are bolted, even some cracks (yikes, when did this become acceptable at index???)
Take the trail from the country up some steep switchbacks past the boards on the trail, and a giant boulder. Take a left at an obvious fork(upper wall trail goes right), then two more lefts at subsequent forks.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Blues Cliff
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Blues Cliff:
Starfish 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Number 9 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Featured Route For The Blues Cliff
Accidental Discharge 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c WA
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On the far left side of the cliff is this deceptively easy looking slab/arete that provides one of the best pitches of the 'low angle' style at Index. Meander up ramps and cracks to the slab for 20' to the first bolt. There is a tree that can be slung along the way if desired. Once on the slab proper, clip bolts and climb classy, highly textured low angle rock past a couple of cruxes, one at the bottom and another higher up....[more] Browse More Classics in WA
Wedgie, 5.12. On the far right side.
Dec 30, 2008
There are a couple climbs in this area that have sections of sport-bolted cracks (Twelve Gauge IQ has a bit as well). Luckily this seems to be the exception rather than the rule, even at the predominantly bolted Blues Cliff.