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Routes in Master Blaster
|Blaster Junior aka Master Debater T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13|
|Drip Drop S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Homecoming S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R|
|Left Femur T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Master Blaster T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Public Whipping Post T 5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c|
|Right Femur T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Tragically Hip, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a|
|Trip Master Monkey T 5.12 7b+ 27 VIII+ 26 E6 6b|
|Unknown T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b|
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft, 2 pitches|
|Page Views:||1,415 total, 8/month|
|Shared By:||George Bell on Mar 20, 2004|
|Admins:||Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki|
DescriptionTo reach the base of this route, you can climb another route on Master Blaster (such as Blaster Junior and/or Dirty Pictures from the Prom). To scramble to the base, you need to traverse left on the appropriate ledge (photo useful).
This route is normally done as two short pitches. The first pitch climbs the far left side of a slab at a right facing corner. Tricky thin gear and long reaches will put you at a bolted belay (10a). This belay can also be reached via 2 bolts on the face, the route Drip Drop (which was wet when we were there in March).
The second pitch is of an entirely different character. Move down and left and climb a strenuous overhanging hand crack. This crack takes big stoppers and #1-#2 size Camalots, I don't think we even placed a #3. From the top, rappel back down to the base (80 feet).