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The Blues Cliff

Washington > Central-W Casca… > Skykomish Valley > Index > Middle Town Walls
Access Issue: Seasonal Raptor Closure: Upper Cheeks Details


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.

Routes from Left to Right

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Unicorn draws first blood. (Unicorn Blues, 12a)
[Hide Photo] Unicorn draws first blood. (Unicorn Blues, 12a)
Wedgie, 5.12. On the far right side.
[Hide Photo] Wedgie, 5.12. On the far right side.

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[Hide Comment] 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