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Routes in The Blonde Formation

Blonde Leading Blonde, The S 5.11b/c 6c+ 23 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Blonde Man's Bluff S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c

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1 trad line, 2 bolted lines (11a-11b/c) both with 2 bolt lower off anchors. The routes could be a little cleaner, and this makes the climbing a little more dicey. This wall is in the sun for most of the day until late in the afternoon, but with only 2 routes, not really an extended stay here. Also there is a lot of noise, being a roadside (literally) crag. Be careful....
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Getting There

Located 0.5 miles west of the 1st tunnel, at 270 mile post. Large pullout on the south side of the road. From here walk up the canyon about 300 feet. The crag is on the north side of the road and there is one route on each of the 2 tiers of the crag. The approach is VERY loose so watch for loose rocks tumbling down onto the road, could be VERY DANGEROUS. Be careful.

L->R:

A. Arete, 9+, 1p, gear.
B. The Blonde Leading Blonde, 11, 1p, 60', bolts.
C. Blonde Man's Bluff, 11-, 1p, bolts.

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David Appelhans
Medford, MA
David Appelhans   Medford, MA
I did a trad route yesterday that climbs the right side of the arete. I combined both tiers in one pitch and found a few thoughtful 5.9+ moves and plenty of loose rock but overall a really fun route. We continued the day by hiking up to Stumbling Block. Oct 3, 2008

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