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Routes in Lower Blair III

A Dream of Fat Antelope T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
A Horse Will Have To Do T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Arete Already T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bragging About Jesus S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Bullwinkle T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Damit T 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c PG13
Empty Suit T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Five Finger Discount T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Go Left, Old Man, Go Left T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Hard to Believe T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Inconvenient Angles T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Inferno Fog S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Inner Notch T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a
Intimidation T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Jogging Direct T,TR 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c
Jogging to Vedauwoo T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
La Femme Takeda T 5.12- 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a PG13
Ledge of the World, The T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Middle Notch T,TR 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Outer Dark T 5.11 6c+ 23 VIII- 23 E4 5c PG13
Outer Notch T 5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b
Penetration T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a
Pretty Girls with Long Knives T 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Putter T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Random Crystals T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Scratch the Surface T 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b
Shit Talk (aka Gameday) T 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a R
Sketch Palsy S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Son of a Wanted Man T 5.13c 8a+ 30 X- 31 E7 7a
Sweet Variation T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Take 5 T 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Unicorn Exterminator T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Unremembered T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Jeff Salow, Shane Zumpf
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Shared By: Shane Zumpf on Sep 13, 2009
Admins: Mike Snyder, Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Aeon Aki

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Dirt roads reopened as of June 2014 Details


This is a great mixed climb starting just to the right of Intimidation behind an Aspen tree. The start is 5.10 fingers. Climb up to the horizontal and traverse right to the main crack that curves to the left then goes straight up. Climb the crack until it becomes a thin seam then goes to slab. 3 bolts protect the seam and slab section. The crux is moving over the first bolt.


This route is located on the west side of Blair III between Intimidation and Ledge of the World.


Small cams (up to #2), nuts, and 3 quickdraws.
John L
Fort Collins, CO
John L   Fort Collins, CO
If you're a weenie like me, it's easy to climb the 5.8 to the right to pre-place the draws.

Gear spoiler: my gear was #1, 0.3, 0.75, 0.75, then quickdraws. Sep 11, 2017
Very fun route! Nice mix of climbing with some difficult (for me at least!) crack climbing down low to some techy slab climbing up top (hard to see the holds and crystals after a good rain!). Well bolted!

Watch out for a loose, horizontally oriented flake as you top out under the anchors...I was trying to pull up onto the ledge and grabbed it, felt it flex, and so just pulled up without it.... Sep 3, 2012
Tony B
Around Boulder, CO
Tony B   Around Boulder, CO
Wear your edging shoes and watch your fingers! Jun 12, 2011

This is a really nice route. We came in from the right crack (didn't even see the other crack behind the tree). The crack climbing is a little more awkward than it looks, which kind of made me wonder what getting out onto the face would be like. I usually hate leaving the relative security of a crack to venture out onto a slab. This all flowed pretty naturally though. Really nice climbing all the way to the chains.

Nice work equipping this one. Aug 23, 2010
Jeff S
Jeff S   UT
Take 5's face, when compared to Sketchy Palsy and the Electric Gypsy Moth's is only slightly more difficult with a shorter crux. The route typically begins in the left crack, but some use the right crack to access the horizontal. Small cams and nuts work well in the challenging left lower crack. Have fun! Jun 5, 2010
JoshuaTreeRunner David   Los Angeles
Sweet man on the FA! Will have to watch someone climb it if I get up there, since it's harder than I can climb. Apr 7, 2010
Doug Lintz
Kearney, NE
Doug Lintz   Kearney, NE
Great looking line. Amazing that it's gone unclimbed until now. Sep 14, 2009