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Routes in Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side)

After the Fire T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Arctic Circle Jerk T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Aurora Borealis T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Best of Both Worlds T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Black Bart T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c
Black Beard T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Control Tower S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lichen in the Eye V0 4
Powder Finger T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Scratch and Sniff T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Shooting Star T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Social D T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
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Type: Trad, 70 ft
FA: Kenn Kenaga, Pat Brennan & Brad Singer, August 1999
Page Views: 1,072 total · 12/month
Shared By: Mike Flanagan on Jun 26, 2011
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Climb thin seam past two bolts (can place small cams too), into a thin finger crack and then out the nice, steep left-slanting hand crack.

Location

Social D climbs the crack system off the pillar on the North side of black bluff.

Protection

2 bolts. Standard rack up to #3 camalot.Bolted ring anchor to the left of the top out or can sling tree/place #3 camalot size piece.

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Dave Daly
Kernville, CA
  5.10b
Dave Daly   Kernville, CA
  5.10b
The route author (Pat Brennan) added a bolt (2011) to protect from a ground fall before doing the intial move up and left. Jan 25, 2013
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
So Dave are there now 3 bolts?. Feb 11, 2013
Kazu Watanabe
Irvine, CA
  5.9
Kazu Watanabe   Irvine, CA
  5.9
It has 2 bolts as of 4/20/2013. Apr 21, 2013
Nelson Day
Joshua Tree, CA
  5.10b
Nelson Day   Joshua Tree, CA
  5.10b
Very sustained excellent route on good quality rock. I used a two alpine draws fully extended and a 20 ft cordilette and anchored off of black bart's anchors for a TR setup for followers. Jun 10, 2013
Sean
Oak Park, CA
Sean   Oak Park, CA
finishing left to the bolted anchor of Arctic Circle Jerk would be the most convenient. but if that's busy, could anchor off big tree, to set up TR with long slings, or topside belay and then downclimb to Black Bart bolted rap anchor or walk off Sep 7, 2014

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