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Blownout Direct

5.9+, Trad, 60 ft,  Avg: 2.8 from 4 votes
FA: Scott Tracy, Jim Opdycke, Fall 1990
Washington > Southwest Cascades > Beacon Rock > S Face
Access Issue: Seasonal Peregrine Falcon Closure Details


Start just left of a large maple cluster below a horn of rock. Climb up to this and mount the horn, slinging the top for pro. Grapple with the face momentarily then use the tree (or not, harder) to mount the ledge. Stem up this to a stance above the pillar on the left, clipping pitons in the seam on the right. You can fiddle in a small cam just above the 2nd for backup. Crux stemming and high feet get you to the last piton and onto a ledge system. Continue directly up to get into the real goodness of Blownout or traverse right to the first anchor to setup TR's for Aging Fruits and Fall Guy.


Just left, uphill of Tunnel #1, just right of a large, detached pillar next to the trail


Slings, small cams, draws for clipping the three pitons

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1st pitch of Blownout
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