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Routes in Afro Blues Wall (Northwest Face)

Black and Blue S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Blue Ribbon T 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c R
Flustered T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
My Favorite Things (aka Blue Grass) T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b R
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Type: Sport, 80 ft
FA: Bob Gaines and Tommy Romero, December 1996
Page Views: 1,066 total · 13/month
Shared By: C Miller on Oct 25, 2011
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Bob struck gold with yet another oxymoronic Joshua Tree sport climbing classic.

After a short section of easy slab, pass a horizontal and commit to the steeper more continuous face above where you will encounter very balancy and sequential moves with some trickery thrown in as well. Difficult for the grade and a tough onsight. Easily four stars out of five.


Right side of the face between My Favorite Things (aka Blue Grass) and Blue Ribbon and just right of parallel black streaks up high.


7 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap (80') (all bolts 3/8")
optional 2.5" cam


Very good route, with sustained, hard climbing. No gimme. Oct 28, 2011

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