South, Climber's Left of Stairs Rock Climbing
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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.
Please provide feedback using your MP App. Star rating and rate difficulty feedback helps the next visitors use the app.
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.
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
Classic Climbing Routes at South, Climber's Left of Stairs
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