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Routes in The Blade

Blade, The T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Dear Abbey TR 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Dear Ann T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Stiletto T,TR 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c PG13
Surehand, Surehand T,TR 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
To the Hilt T,TR 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

Description

The Blade, although dirty, has a few interesting climbs. The south wall has a short crack climb that will test your 5.7 skills. The north wall is about 50 feet with 3 fine climbs, should not be overlooked, is very shady, and is close to Cleo's for those crowded days.

Getting There

From west bluff trail take to cleo's amphitheater,follow west bluff trail to the bench up top.30 feet after the bench is a faint path on the east side(right)take path past wiessner wall and descend path north to first outcropping before 150 foot boulderfield on the east side.Bingo your there.

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Doug Hemken
Madison, WI
Doug Hemken   Madison, WI  
The wall is covered in a light layer of moss... go when the weather has been dry. Aug 1, 2005

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