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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
Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Rafe on Jun 16, 2009
Admins: Scott Coldiron, Nate Ball, Jon Nelson, Micah Klesick

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Description

Felt hard for .10c, though in retrospect it's a fair grade. Sort of a hard move on some side pulls to establish under the crux, then balance and crimpage takes you through the left moving crux. Stays more or less consistent to the chains after the crux.

Location

To the right of Big Easy

Protection

11 QD's

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It's easy to go right and end up on BLM-2, but this route does have its own anchor if you traverse left mid way up. The above mentioned ledge with questionably placed bolts occurs on this left upper section. Aug 6, 2017
Gordon Seslar
Wenatchee, WA
Gordon Seslar   Wenatchee, WA
Years ago this climb used be easier, then someone pulled a large hold off. This is likely why some people believe it is harder than the original rating of 10c. this happened about the time the new belay platforms were built. Either way it is a good climb. Jul 20, 2017
tomtom
  5.10c
tomtom  
  5.10c
Same anchor as BLM-2 (two routes to the right). May 28, 2017
rohanbk
Seattle, WA
  5.10c/d
rohanbk   Seattle, WA
  5.10c/d
I, too, found this route harder than most of the other 10c routes I've climbed at Exit 32. The crux was a bit burly, but I enjoyed figuring it out and executing it. Furthermore, I disliked how run-out the start was to the first clip, and some of the bolts were situated in rather awkward positions. For example, the final section to the chains involved clipping a bolt at your feet when you're standing on this amazing ledge before delicately climbing up what seemed like 10-15ft of technical slab climbing on non-existent holds before clipping the next bolt; if you blow that sequence, you'll hit the ledge that you started from. I suppose I'd classify my experience as Type-2 fun. Jan 26, 2014
gregman
 
gregman  
 
Really fun route, but beware you absolutely must have a 60m rope and be sure someone on the ground tells you your rope is down, as it will still barely make it...my friend actually had to hop off the bottom of the rope after rap'ing down! just a foot or so though :) Jul 1, 2013