Type: Sport, 50 ft
FA: Johnny O'Connell, Travis Mabe (02/11/2013)
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Shared By: Edward Medina on Dec 29, 2013
Admins: Aaron Parlier, Steve Lineberry

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Climb a broken corner to some interesting mantling moves. Crux is at the fourth bolt.


Middle section of cliff just right of steeper sport routes. Climbs through the darker rock.


5 bolts.


Johnny O
Wilkesboro, NC
Johnny O   Wilkesboro, NC
The name of this route is actually Blast In Black. The bottom section does have some crummy rock but I think that adds to the excitement and makes for good practice on rock that could break loose at any time. Too many climbers are coming out of gyms and expecting all holds to be perfect. That just isn't reality. The lower bolt was not originally there and I do not think it was necessary. This is real climbing, there is supposed to be an element of danger. The rock is excellent above the second bolt and the line stays right of the bolts until the sixth bolt. It is a little steep between the third and fourth bolts but the holds are excellent. The crux is after clipping the fifth bolt. The proper line moves to the right of the ledge at the bolt. There is a nice jug up to the right, if you can reach it, that will help you stand up on the ledge at the bolt. Mantle up onto the big ledge and climb several feet left of the last bolt. There is also an easier way to the right of the last bolt. Jan 30, 2014
Steve Lineberry
Charlotte, NC
Steve Lineberry   Charlotte, NC  
I've fixed the name. Thanks Johnny! Feb 10, 2016
Mike Thielvoldt
San Jose
Mike Thielvoldt   San Jose
I found the move past the 5th bolt to have height - dependent difficulty. Suspect 5.10d for someone 5' 6" or shorter. Nov 29, 2017
Really enjoyed our outing at Rocky Face--and this was our best route of the day. Thought the grade was honest and the rock was good. The crux was "sporty", but true to the grade. Great line! Apr 18, 2018