Elevation: 745 ft
GPS: 38.01, -90.629 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Rich S on Apr 1, 2018
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Description

Robinson Bluff is divided into two main areas, North and South. Climbs south of the grand wooden stairs start with the Lily Wall, home to the obvious cave, and include the climb Bee Hive, where as climbing walls north of the stairs include the Picasso Wall. Go to the bottom of the staircase and turn around, looking back at the stairs. These crag sections and climbs are all south of the stairs, or as viewed to a climber's left.

* Note  - Route and trail improvements are currently underway so stay aware to climbers cleaning along the trail and rock routes.

Routes along the South Sections are generally longer and taller climbs that have great movement and a wide range of difficulty ratings for every climber.

Ratings: While easier climbs are given a rating number representing the climb to be no harder than the rating represented, routes rated 5.10 and up are given a specific max crux rating. This should help you plan your visit and navigate your way along the bluff while using Mountain Project.

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GRADING a route or climb. The grade of a climb has become the slang word for rating but really refers to the amount of time it takes to climb a route or mountain line. The rating of a route's difficulty is traditionally described from section-to-section and pitch-to-pitch giving the description of the relative hardest trail or "crux" difficulty.

Rating Scale:

V Scale        YDS      Layman's Terms    HCR / GYM

                   1st Class  = Typical Trail

                   2nd Class = Steep Stairs

                   3rd Class  = Steep, Requires Hands

                   4th Class  = Steeper, Hands, Safety Line

                   5th Class  = Steepest, Hands, Rope Climb

VB1             = 5.1         = Easiest 5th Class Rating

VB2             = 5.2

VB3             = 5.3

VB4             = 5.4         = Easier                     5.7          

VB5             = 5.5                                            5.7 (VB)

VB6             = 5.6                                            5.8

VB7             = 5.7                                            5.9 (V0)

VB8             = 5.8        = Moderate                5.10

VB9             = 5.9                                             5.10 (V1)

V0-              = 5.9+                                           5.10

V0               = 5.10      = Difficult                    5.11 (V3)

V0+             = 5.10+                                        

V1               = 5.11a

V2               = 5.11b

V3               = 5.11c

V4               = 5.11d

V5               = 5.12a    = Very Difficult           5.12

V6               = 5.12b

V7               = 5.12c

V8               = 5.12d

V9               = 5.13a

V10             = 5.13b   = Most Difficult          5.14

GRADE:(Time and Endurance)

When grading a route or climb, the grade of a climb traditionally describes the length of a climb by breaking down the amount of time it takes for the average climber to complete a route, from starting the hike to returning back to the trail head. The total time is given a corresponding roman numeral. Most climbs at Robinson require less then an hour round trip. Ha, for those who just climb one route?

Here is a rough translation:

I     = 30 mins - 1 hr or less

II    = 4 hrs or less

III   = 8 hrs or less

IV   = Day of climbing

V    = More then a day

VI   = Several Days

Getting There

From the parking lot, hike to the wooden stairs. Go to the bottom of the staircase and turn around, looking back at the stairs. These crags and climbs are all south of the stairs or as viewed to a climber's left.

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Classic Climbing Routes at South, Climber's Left of Stairs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a
 19
Grand Staircase
Trad 4 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 20
2 O'Clock Shadow
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 24
War Hammer
Sport
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 19
Dream Catcher
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 35
The Watchtower
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 12
Lost Souls
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 34
Beehive
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 7
Battle Cross
Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
 18
Excalibur
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 6
C is for Cookie
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
Beer Ledge
Sport
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 13
Cave of Time
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 7
Tennessee Whisky
Sport
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
 4
Hi Holes
Sport
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 4
Nine to Five
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Grand Staircase A: Lily Wall
 19
3rd 1- 1 I 1 M 1a Trad 4 pitches
2 O'Clock Shadow D: Vineyard
 20
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
War Hammer E: Apache
 24
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Dream Catcher E: Apache
 19
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
The Watchtower E: Apache
 35
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Lost Souls F: Dark Hollow
 12
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Beehive A: Lily Wall
 34
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Battle Cross D: Vineyard
 7
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Excalibur D: Vineyard
 18
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a Sport
C is for Cookie J: City Limits Wall
 6
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Beer Ledge C: Legacy Wall
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Cave of Time D: Vineyard
 13
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Tennessee Whisky C: Legacy Wall
 7
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Hi Holes C: Legacy Wall
 4
5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c Sport
Nine to Five I: Dollywall
 4
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
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