Description

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???)

Getting There

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.

11 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Blues Cliff

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 11
Starfish
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 10
Number 9
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 3
Accidental Discharge
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Black Cat Bone
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 7
Twelve Gauge IQ
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Starfish
 11
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Number 9
 10
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Accidental Discharge
 3
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Black Cat Bone
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Twelve Gauge IQ
 7
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Trad
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Drewsky  
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. Dec 30, 2008