Elevation: 7,200 ft
GPS: 34.22, -116.993 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: C Miller on Jun 27, 2011
Admins: C Miller, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Vicki Schwantes, Justin Johnsen

Description

The often shady north face is home to a stellar collection of mostly crack routes from 5.7 to 5.11+ with most in the 5.10 and under range.

The general lack of traffic here means the routes are still a little dirty and in the process of cleaning up. 

  • If planning on doing multiple routes here an extra rope to fix as a rap line saves time on repeated descents as well as erosion of the slope.

Getting There

Follow the trail downhill to the base of the wall.

17 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at Black Bluff - North Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 36
Best of Both Worlds
Trad, Alpine
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 45
Scratch and Sniff
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 57
Black Bart
Trad, Alpine
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 27
Arctic Circle Jerk
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 77
Aurora Borealis
Trad, Alpine
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 22
After the Fire
Trad, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 39
Social D
Trad, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 16
Black Beard
Trad, Alpine
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 32
Shooting Star
Trad, Alpine
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 20
Powder Finger
Trad, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 6
Exodus
Trad, Alpine
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 10
Die Hard
Trad, Alpine
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Best of Both Worlds Black Bluff - N Face…
 36
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine
Scratch and Sniff Black Bluff - N Face…
 45
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad, Alpine
Black Bart Black Bluff - N Face…
 57
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Arctic Circle Jerk Black Bluff - N Face…
 27
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad, Alpine
Aurora Borealis Black Bluff - N Face…
 77
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
After the Fire Black Bluff - N Face…
 22
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Alpine
Social D Black Bluff - N Face…
 39
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
Black Beard Black Bluff - N Face…
 16
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
Shooting Star Black Bluff - N Face…
 32
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Alpine
Powder Finger Black Bluff - N Face…
 20
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Alpine
Exodus Black Bluff - N Face…
 6
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine
Die Hard Black Bluff - N Face…
 10
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad, Alpine
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