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Routes in The Blues Cliff

Accidental Discharge S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Black Cat Bone T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Blue in the Face S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Color of Pain, The S 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Cry Baby S 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Number 9 T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Rhythm and Bolts S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Starfish T,S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Twelve Gauge IQ T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Unicorn Blues S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Written in Stone S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
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Type: Sport, 75 ft
FA: unknown
Page Views: 192 total · 1/month
Shared By: Jesse James on Mar 21, 2006
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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This slab route starts near the far right side of the blues cliff. The crux comes at the last two bolts on some slippery holds, but there are some hard moves lower down as well. Luckily you get a good rest before the crux. The top is wet occasionally.


This route ends at two obvious chains hanging on the under side of a giant roof. It is just left of an obvious, bolted, left-facing corner climb called Color of Pain.


6 bolts to chains


Ol Toby
Ol Toby   CA
Bring a brush, this slab feels hard at the grade when covered in pine needles, dust, and moss. Several different cruxes, including one at the bottom that could lead to a ledge fall if the belayer isn't alert. The climbing gets better towards the top, including a powerful/balancey finish. Aug 14, 2013
Jon Nelson
Redmond, WA
Jon Nelson   Redmond, WA  
I agree that the bottom needs to be kept clean. Earlier this year, I slid off the first crux layback (seemed really hard!), though was caught before hitting the ledge. It was a hard catch though, enough to injure a rib ligament and keep me out of climbing for about two months. Aug 14, 2013
Yeah... be careful because the hold you're deadpointing for above the first bolt will probably be covered in pine needles and other shit. I do agree with others that the first part feels quite stout. The top is pretty cool so still worth climbing. Sep 11, 2018

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