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Starfish

5.9, Trad, Sport,  Avg: 2.8 from 15 votes
FA: unknown
Washington > Central-W Casca… > Skykomish Valley > Index > Middle Town Walls > Blues Cliff
Access Issue: The Novel Coronavirus & 2020 Seasonal Raptor Closure Details

Description

Face climbing on featured rock.

Location

Upper left side of Blues Cliff (see beta photo). The usual approach is to rap in from the top. Hike the Upper Wall Trail and take the Mid Wall trail turnoff (first left). Look for a lookout vantage point just before the first stairs.

Protection

Standard rack, 4 bolts.

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Tony climbing Starfish 5.9, Blues Cliff
[Hide Photo] Tony climbing Starfish 5.9, Blues Cliff
Gretchen Taking some laps while Shane bounce tests the G7 inflatable portaledge.
[Hide Photo] Gretchen Taking some laps while Shane bounce tests the G7 inflatable portaledge.
Topo of 1) #9 (10a) and 2) Starfish (5.9). (From RCNW.net.)
[Hide Photo] Topo of 1) #9 (10a) and 2) Starfish (5.9). (From RCNW.net.)
Upper left side of Blues Cliff. "T" is the top of Starfish (5.9). "A" is the base of Accidental Discharge (11a). (From RCNW.net)
[Hide Photo] Upper left side of Blues Cliff. "T" is the top of Starfish (5.9). "A" is the base of Accidental Discharge (11a). (From RCNW.net)

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Devin Bishop
Lynnwood, WA
  5.9
[Hide Comment] Quality climbing on quartzite edges and jugs. Well worth the hike from Mid Wall. Needs more traffic to keep it clean. Aug 16, 2015
Nate Redon
Seattle, WA
  5.9-
[Hide Comment] Currently pretty clean but doing some brushing on the rap in wouldn't hurt. Lots of fun with unique climbing for Index. May 19, 2017