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.
Climbing Season For the Middle Town Walls area.
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'
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Number 9 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a WA
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An amazing route in an amazing position. Unique climbing for Index - steep face climbing on solid quartzite holds reminiscent of the Gunks. But just look around - the Gunks don't have air and views quite like this...Rappel in. From the 2 bolt anchor at the base of the route, climb up the corner crack through nice, smooth granite and up over a tricky bulge. From here, the character of the climb changes considerably as you leave the smooth granite and begin working your way up a steep wall thro...[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.