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Routes in Blackstone

BLM-1 S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Big Easy, The S 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Blackstone 1 S 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Blackstone 2 S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Cranium Teaser S 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Human Foot S 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Stepping Stones S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
blm-2 S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Description

Slabby slabby slab-slab. Big jugs.

Location

Obvious route up the right-side arete of Blackstone.

Protection

8 bolts, chains at top. Need 60 meter rope. Shares anchors with the 5.6 on the right face of the arete.

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Echoing what Nick & Mark said, the lower anchor is better for rope drag but both bolts are loose. Hopefully the local replacement team can get to this soon. Aug 5, 2016
Nick Drake
Newcastle, WA
 
Nick Drake   Newcastle, WA
 
The lower anchor for the 5.6 is rusting, I personally wouldn't TR or lower off of them. Setting up a TR off the upper anchor will result in a bit of rope drag. A 60m easily reaches the ground rapping off the upper anchor down the face to the left. Sep 20, 2015
Wyeth Larson  
 
You can probably do the rappel with a 60 meter, but I'd recommend 70. Jun 19, 2013
The lower chains are for the 5.6 trad route on the right side of the Arete. Climb another 20 feet to get to the chains of Human Foot. Jul 3, 2010
Mark Gibson
Seattle, WA
Mark Gibson   Seattle, WA
I believe there is a lower set of chains about 20 feet below the upper anchors. I super recommend lowering from the lower anchors, as the upper anchors involve mossy 5.6 slab climbing and makes for a rope-rubbing/abrasion test lower that really isn't worth it. Mar 24, 2009