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, M Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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. Some of the better routes here include Aurora Borealis (5.9), After the Fire (5.9), Shooting Star (5.10b), Social D (5.10b), Powder Finger (5.11a), Exodus (5.11c) and Die Hard (5.11c).

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.

16 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
 35
Best of Both Worlds
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5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 45
Scratch and Sniff
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 53
Black Bart
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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 23
Arctic Circle Jerk
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 74
Aurora Borealis
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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
After the Fire
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 31
Social D
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 15
Black Beard
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5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 29
Shooting Star
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5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 19
Powder Finger
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 5
Exodus
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5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 8
Die Hard
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Best of Both Worlds Black Bluff - N Face…
 35
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Scratch and Sniff Black Bluff - N Face…
 45
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Black Bart Black Bluff - N Face…
 53
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Arctic Circle Jerk Black Bluff - N Face…
 23
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Trad
Aurora Borealis Black Bluff - N Face…
 74
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
After the Fire Black Bluff - N Face…
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Social D Black Bluff - N Face…
 31
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Black Beard Black Bluff - N Face…
 15
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Shooting Star Black Bluff - N Face…
 29
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Powder Finger Black Bluff - N Face…
 19
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad
Exodus Black Bluff - N Face…
 5
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
Die Hard Black Bluff - N Face…
 8
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Trad
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