Elevation: 757 ft
GPS: 38.013, -90.625 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. Climbing walls north of the stairs include Goblin's Grotto and Picasso Wall, where as, climbs south of the stairs start with the Lily Wall, home to the obvious cave. Go to the bottom of the Grand wooden staircase and turn around, looking back at the stairs. These crags and climbs are all north of the stairs, or as viewed to a climber's right.
Walls Currently Open:
All walls are currently open from the Stairs to the Boulder Ridge Trail.
* Note - Route and trail improvements are currently underway so stay aware to climbers cleaning along the trail and rock routes.

Routes vary from shorter to tall multi-pitch, having great movement and set for all difficulty levels.
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 head to the stairs. Go to the bottom of the staircase and turn around, looking back at the stairs. These crags and climbs are all north of the stairs, or as viewed to a climber's right.

63 Total Climbs

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Classic Climbing Routes at North, Climber's Right of Stairs

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 21
Ray's Cow Bell
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 25
Big River 2 Step
Sport
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
 32
Ain't No Thing But A Chicken Wing
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 50
Red Dihedral
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 19
Norminator
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 31
Sweet Crack
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 15
Begin Again
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 21
Titos Arete
Sport
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 6
Fight or Flight
Sport
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c
 15
Drifter
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 13
Puttin' On The Ritz
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 10
Duel Administration
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 8
Thunder Dome
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a
 7
Le Reve
Sport
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
 5
Crescendo
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ray's Cow Bell E: Monet Wall
 21
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Sport
Big River 2 Step B: Big River Buttress
 25
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Ain't No Thing But A Chicke… D: Picasso Wall
 32
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c Sport
Red Dihedral C: Red Dihedral Wall
 50
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Norminator F: Van Gogh Wall
 19
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Sweet Crack C: Red Dihedral Wall
 31
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Begin Again A: Goblin Grotto
 15
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Titos Arete D: Picasso Wall
 21
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport
Fight or Flight A: Goblin Grotto
 6
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Drifter D: Picasso Wall
 15
5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Puttin' On The Ritz D: Picasso Wall
 13
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Sport
Duel Administration D: Picasso Wall
 10
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Thunder Dome D: Picasso Wall
 8
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Le Reve D: Picasso Wall
 7
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a Sport
Crescendo D: Picasso Wall
 5
5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b Sport
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