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Routes in The Bluffs
|Blockbuster T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b|
|Despatched T 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13|
|Kama Sutra T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a|
|Missing Link T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13|
|Scorpion T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a|
|Scorpion Corner T 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c|
|Scorpion Direct T 5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Thunder Crack T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Type:||Trad, 150 ft|
|FA:||Moorhead & Reece - 1980|
|Page Views:||1,158 total, 9/month|
|Shared By:||Josh Janes on Jan 17, 2007|
DescriptionThis is a truly beautiful route put up by the bold and visionary Mark Moorhead. Despatched presents a formidable challenge to the seasoned trad leader and is a good entry point to the hard trad lines of the Mount.
Begin just down and right of Thunder Crack on Bluff Major. Climb up a fin and right past two bolts to a stance. Punch it up a steep cruxy bulge to a pair of horizontals (good gear), and then punch it again up a thin groove (#2/#3 RP) to thank-god gear at a very poor stance. From here perform the exposed crux traverse right past sequential holds and poor feet to a final, good cresent-shaped hold. A few more moves to the bolted anchor by the large horn. A free-hanging rappel from here gets you down, or continue up at worthwhile 5.11.
The anchor at the the top of the first pitch is the anchor for the infamous "Giant Rope Swing"... a great rest-day activity.