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Routes in The Blues Cliff

Accidental Discharge S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Black Cat Bone T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Blue in the Face S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Color of Pain, The S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cry Baby S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Number 9 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rhythm and Bolts S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Starfish T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Twelve Gauge IQ T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Unicorn Blues S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Written in Stone S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Elevation: 921 ft
GPS: 47.82, -121.57 Google Map · Climbing Map
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Shared By: Jesse James on Mar 21, 2006
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick
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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???)
2017 Seasonal Raptor Closure: UTW from waterfall to Golden Arch Details

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.

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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
Starfish
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Number 9
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Accidental Discharge
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Black Cat Bone
Trad
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Twelve Gauge IQ
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Starfish 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport
Number 9 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Accidental Discharge 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Black Cat Bone 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Twelve Gauge IQ 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

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