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Belgrano Blade Rock Climbing 

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This blade makes an amazing inclined roof and is perched against the top of the riverboat prow. up the belly of the Belgrano is a particularly smooth and slightly dynamic line named "Billy Budd" (V-4) that finishes on a solid top out to the right of a tree, which is also the top out of the arete problem up its side called "cannonade" (v-2).

The ARA General Belgrano was an Argentine Navy light cruiser sunk during the Falklands War by the Royal Navy submarine HMS Conqueror.
If you use your imagination you can see the resemblance of a sinking ship when looking at this blade.

Getting There 

walk up through the Right Boneyard saddles and you will see the blade aretes. this is the big blade tilted up against the smaller one.

Climbing Season

Weather station 6.8 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Belgrano Blade

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Belgrano Blade:
Billy Budd   V4 6B     Boulder, 11'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Travis Melin on "Billy Budd" (V-4) on th...

Billy Budd V4 6B  Virginia : Grayson Highlands State Par... : ... : Belgrano Blade
such a fun boulder problem...Sit start under the belly of the blade, low, on the obvious ledge and up to the shallow, small crimp rail. then dynamically to the larger rail above. work right to another diagonal rail and shoot to the lip for a fantastic ledge top out, just right of the tree.(same top out as "cannonade")Trying to keep in the same ballpark as the other seafaring names in the area, I chose "Billy Budd" which is a classic Herman Melville novel about a young sailor....[more]   Browse More Classics in Virginia

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