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Routes in Lower Blair III

A Dream of Fat Antelope T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
A Horse Will Have To Do T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Arete Already T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bragging About Jesus S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bullwinkle T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Damit T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Empty Suit T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Five Finger Discount T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Go Left, Old Man, Go Left T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hard to Believe T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Inconvenient Angles T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Inferno Fog S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Inner Notch T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Intimidation T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Jogging Direct T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Jogging to Vedauwoo T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
La Femme Takeda T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Ledge of the World, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Middle Notch T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Outer Dark T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Outer Notch T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Penetration T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pretty Girls with Long Knives T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Putter T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Random Crystals T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scratch the Surface T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shit Talk (aka Gameday) T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Sketch Palsy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Son of a Wanted Man T 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Sweet Variation T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Take 5 T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unicorn Exterminator T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unremembered T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Sport, 120 ft
FA: Steve Bechtel, ~1993
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Shared By: Old Fart aka Dave Bohn on Aug 30, 2003
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details

Description

This is the best "moderate" face route at Vedauwoo!! This route is on Blair III, the first (most W) of the large crags you encounter heading east on the trail out of the picnic area. Hike up to the E side through a forested valley between Blair III and II until you are almost at the North end of the rock. Two long bolted lines start here; [Bragging About Jesus" is the line on the right. Start by scrambling up a steep ramp to a bombbay chimney; stem and chimney up 20-30' (no pro) until you can step over onto a gorgeous arete/flake and clip the 1st of 10 bolts. Crystal pinch and layback the flake edge past 10 bolts, with an optional cam up high (spooky move without, I always place it). It has no crux, it is just sustained fun and maybe a little soft for the grade. DOUBLE ROPE RAP!! from shared bolt anchors at the top of "Sketch Palsy", the left of the 2 routes.

Location

This route is on Blair III.

Protection

10 bolts with 1 optional 1- 1.5" cam.

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EmJ
EmJ  
Go to parking area and walk past Adam's Ribs - the first crag on left. Take trail up to fork where all three tiers are visible - take middle fork through forest floor between two tiers. Nearly the last route on the left crag (Blair III), only half bolts are visible. The flake arete ends, and there is ~15ft of runout to the eighth bolt. If you forgot cams and decide to bail, use anchors to right, but beware you will rap into chimney crack off a 'Lowe' biner.... Also beware that if you start in the chimney your belayer will have to belay you from the base of the chimney crack. Not speaking from experience at all ;0
REALLY fun route, but def. bring a cam to place after 7th bolt if you want to climb it without the chance of a cheesegrating incident. Jun 23, 2016
MarkDW
Columbus, GA
 
MarkDW   Columbus, GA
 
Can be done with a 60m. Just lower into the chimney. First time on it and it was fantastic! May 3, 2015
Check out the topo on Arete Already. It includes 'Braggin'. Oct 24, 2014
Tom Rangitsch
Lander, WY
Tom Rangitsch   Lander, WY
FA Steve Bechtel circa 1993. The name is from a bumper sticker we saw on a car in Laramie the day Steve did the route. Mar 23, 2013
Bjorn
Leadvegas, CO
 
Bjorn   Leadvegas, CO
 
I rappelled the route successfully with a 60m the other day. Just trend to the right to a ledge that is higher than the ground directly beneath the chains. This ledge is not a complicated walkoff or anything. This route is a great time and a wonderful way to mix it up in the middle of a day of fat cracks. Aug 22, 2009
Shane Zumpf
Laramie, WY
Shane Zumpf   Laramie, WY
Please note that a double rope rap is not required if you have a 70 m rope. But only if you have a 70m rope. You can also protect the chimney by placing a #2 or #1 C4 in the crack beneath the boulder. Just make sure to back clean the pieces after you clip the bolt to avoid rope drag. Aug 8, 2009