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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
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Type: Trad, 40 ft
FA: Skip Harper & Jay Jurkowitsch
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Shared By: Petsfed on May 19, 2009
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Access Issue: Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details


Climb a flake until it is possible to traverse left onto an obvious ramp. Make sure to sling long anything you set behind the flake, and be aware that the whole flake sounds hollow. Since the crux seemed to come while moving onto the ramp and the pro is a bit questionable for that, I felt it earns a mild PG-13 rating. The holds are huge, so it's probably easier to just plan not to fall. From there, climb a hand crack, passing the odd cobble, to the belay below a huge boulder. An obvious crack on the boulder provides a belay and potential second pitch.


Follow the approach instructions from Trip Master Monkey. Alternately, find the arete on Dirty Pictures From the Prom, and aim for that. It is just right of an obvious cracked, egg shaped boulder, which is the boulder mentioned in the description. The top of Blaster Junior is the start of Dirty Pictures From the Prom. Walk off via a gully to the right.


Fingers to fists, maybe doubles from #1.5 to #3.5 Friend. You'll need a few good, hand-sized pieces for the anchor. A couple of long slings for extending pieces at the flake, or you'll be towing a boat anchor by the time you get to the top.


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Laramie, WY
Petsfed   Laramie, WY
Upon its first ascent, Harper and Jurkowitsch named this route "Master Debater", a renaming that did not survive the critical eye of Heel and Toe's other co-author, Rob Kelman.

Still, this is a spectacular route, and definitely worth doing. May 19, 2009
I climbed the boulder crack above Blaster Junior a couple years ago. I called it Green Eggs. I asked around and nobody thought it had been done. It required a lot of lead cleaning, but it was fun and maybe .10+. It is for sure worth doing. May 27, 2009
John L
Fort Collins, CO
John L   Fort Collins, CO
This is an amazing route. Felt a little bit harder than Plumb Line. From the ground, it looks like it's going to be some OW, but it's just a great hand and fist crack. It's a pain to get to if you're near Public Whipping Post, but it's worth the hike. Dec 9, 2016

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