Type: Trad, 500 ft (152 m), 5 pitches
FA: Barnes, Wuhrmann, & Nelson - 2002
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Greg Barnes once told me that he named this climb "Blown Away" because of the high winds the FA team encountered on the arete of the final pitch, and also because that was their reaction to the fact that such a fine route could be found unclimbed in Tuolumne in 2002. I think the name is also fitting because of its proximity to Bombs Over Tokyo, but either way, Blown Away is absolutely classic.

P1: Climb the first pitch of West Crack. 5.9.

P2: Climb through the roof of West Crack's second pitch, then continue up the OW for a ways before departing the crack and moving left at a bolt to a bolted belay. 5.8.

P3: Climb a splendid rising traverse pitch across the beautiful face. This pitch passes ten bolts or so and generally aims for a ledge on the left margin of the wall. Be careful to follow the right line -- there is another route (Weenie Roast) that intersects this one and you don't want to stray onto it. Belay on this ledge with gear and a lone bolt. 5.9.

P4: Climb the incredible, exposed arete with gear and bolts up through the hanging dihedral. Belay at bolts over the roof.

P5: An easy romp to the top.


Standard rack, draws.