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Routes in Master Blaster

Blaster Junior aka Master Debater T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Drip Drop S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Homecoming S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Left Femur T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Master Blaster T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Public Whipping Post T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Right Femur T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Tragically Hip, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Trip Master Monkey T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Unknown T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
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Description

This crag sits between Walt's Wall and Hassler's Hatbox. It is not an isolated crag, more like a steep section in the buttress in front of Hassler's Hatbox. Most routes face south and are pretty short. Here you will find the often photographed "Trip Master Monkey" (inverted foot jam!) as well as the classic "Master Blaster" route.
Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Getting There

You can approach this crag by first climbing Walt's Wall (i.e. Edward's Crack). Or, to approach directly take the Turtle Rock Trail a few hundred yards (out of the first Aspen grove) and wander up ledges and headwalls to your right. It's a complex area, and it helps to know where you're heading. Check out guide book photos to identify this (you can see Master Blaster from the Turtle Rock Trail if you know where to look). If you know where you're going the approach takes less than 15 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Master Blaster

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Master Blaster
Trad 2 pitches
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
Public Whipping Post
Trad
5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b
Trip Master Monkey
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Master Blaster 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Public Whipping Post 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Trip Master Monkey 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b Trad
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