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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|
|Type:||Trad, 80 ft|
|FA:||Eric Tipton, Pat Brennan 6-99|
|Page Views:||3,557 total, 46/month|
|Shared By:||Chris Owen on Aug 14, 2011|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionSinger is justified in calling this one of the best 5.9 crack climbs in the SBs. It is a wonderful climb in a wonderful setting - nice and athletic with great moves up fine grained granite.
Work your way up the off width inside the flake, flakes and holds on the right prove most useful. The crux comes next with a hand traverse onto to a ledge on the left (very nice). Now follow the crack up over a couple of overlaps to the business. A splitter crack snakes it way up the face, but features to the left and good rest spots make this section a blast.
Finish up to the ledge in a flaring pod, which can be negotiated using face holds on either side.
Sit and ponder the expansive view while bringing up your second.