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Routes in Black Bluff - West Face

Black and Tan S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Blackout T 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Fire on the Mountain TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Firewalker S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Slap and Tickle T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: Pat Brennan, John Cardmon and Brad Singer, July 1999
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Shared By: C Miller on Jun 27, 2011
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Jam or lieback an easy hand/fist crack (5.8) to a stance then move left and climb the delicate slabby arete to the top.

Excellent rock, excellent exposure and positioning with moves on the upper slab that are reminiscent of Suicide Rock.

Location

Left side of the west face on the arete.

Protection

Gear to 3.5", 5 bolts, anchors (shared with Blackout)
Chris Owen
Big Bear Lake
  5.10d
Chris Owen   Big Bear Lake  
  5.10d
I think this is a classic climb. Be warned that the first bolt clip will be a reach problem if you're shorter that 6 ft.

The arete itself can be seen from Hwy 18 in the early/mid afternoon, illuminated by the sun. Aug 14, 2011