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Routes in Blue Sky Bluff

Bad Seed S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Black Death (Open Project) S 5.12+ 7c 28 IX 27 E6 6b
Blue Skies S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Flying Oehlers, The S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Free Flying is Neither S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Going In S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Low Pull S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Wall Strike S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
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Elevation: 7,000 ft
GPS: 36.262, -115.629 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: dnoB ekiM on Jun 29, 2012
Admins: Justin Johnsen
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Access Issue: Mount Charleston Wilderness Area Details


 The trees hide this nearly roadside crag (a short <10 minute hike). It has 8 lines on great rock. It faces South/East and roast in the sun until about 2pm in Summer.

It is comfy to climb here after 2pm when the valley is above 100. When it is in the 80's in the valley, you can climb here all day,and you can also climb here in the sun (before noon) when the temps are cool (spring/fall).

Getting There

See approach here: Blue Sky Bluff Approach Map

Park on the rightside pullout (as you head up the Mt.) a few hundred yards before the Rainbow Subdivision sign. Hike up to the sign on the side of the road and head right at the huge pine tree. Head up the obvious gully that has been cleared of trees by the forest service. Bear right where the gully system branches and note the first of the black/red flagging tape. There is also blue flagging tape that the forest service used to mark the clear cutting line. This black/red flagging tape was used to mark the trail and will be removed when the trail is well established.

Hike through the trees straight up the gully after the first black/red tape for about a hundred hards...hop a fallen tree and note the 2nd black/red flagging tape about 50 feet past the fallen tree. Turn left and up the hill here. Follow the black/red flags to the base of the cliff.

You will arrive at the base of Low Pull 5.10a. Total hike time is about 10 minutes. Google Map for Blue Sky Bluff Approach

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Classic Climbing Routes at Blue Sky Bluff

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5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Free Flying is Neither
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Wall Strike
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
The Flying Oehlers
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bad Seed
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Free Flying is Neither
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Wall Strike
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
The Flying Oehlers
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Bad Seed
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
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Thanks for the new option on Charleston, Mike. Can't wait to get back and try some more of the lines on the right. Very decent little cliff, and I didn't touch at least 2 of the best routes. Jul 22, 2012
Thanks for the preview, Mike. A nice introduction to limestone! Jul 30, 2012
Grant Mercer
Henderson, NV
Grant Mercer   Henderson, NV
Awesome cliff face with some great routes. Definitely check it out! As for the parking beta, we noticed by the intended parking spots there's signs saying no parking. We ended up parking down near the visitor center which wasn't much of a bad walk, but are those signs usually just there to scare people and they're never actually enforced? May 9, 2015

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