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Ark, The T 
Axis of Weasels T 
Baggins' Blunt Arete T,TR 
Big Dihedral T,TR 
Bolted Line S 
Brown Cloud Arête S,TR 
Bullet The Brown Cloud S 
Chimney T 
Christmas Night T,TR 
Crack T,TR 
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Crack (right of Interface) T 
Crack/Chimney T,TR 
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Interface aka Slab Left S,TR 
Interface Arete TR 
Iraqi Road T 
John Adams' Adams Apple T,TR 
Kid's Climb S,TR 
Killian's Dead T,TR 
Louise S,TR 
Louise Arete TR 
New River Gorge Homesick Blues S 
Of Sound Mind and Body T 
Old Roof Route aka Lemons, Limes, and Tangerines S,TR 
Pee Into the Wind T 
Pee on Dee S,TR 
Pee on Me T 
Protection From the Virus S,TR 
Punkin Puss & Mushmouse aka Bow of the Titanic S 
Retro-Crack T 
Right of Interface T 
Solo Route aka Life Raft TR 
Tenacious S,TR 
Thelma S,TR 
Thick Crust T 
Tiny Face T,TR 
Tiny Pillar TR 
Top Rope Face (aka Rising Passion) S,TR 
Unknown Crack T,TR 
Unknown Crack (Right of The Virus) T 
Unknown left of Left Slab T 
Unknown Route S 
Variation to The Virus T,S 
Virus, The S 
Volobee (aka Jolobee) S 
Wide Crack T,TR 
Windy Days S,TR 
Ypsilon T,TR 

Baggins' Blunt Arete 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Bilbo or some other old dude
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Submitted By: Leo Paik on Mar 20, 2013

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Deb finds some big jugs.


This is an obvious, little, very squeezed line that sort of begs to be climbed. It's probably been done by one of the original N. Table developers - Hart brothers, Berk brothers, Trout, Nelson, Wright, or maybe Bilbo himself. The name is obviously a silly name which can be replaced by a real name when it becomes available...The Hobbit just came out in DVD.

You can lead this protecting with predominantly small cams up to a #1 Camalot or...after doing one of the routes to the right (Virus, Variation of the Virus, or Thick Crust), you can set a directional up high in the crack and toprope the blunt arete. If you avoid the chimney to the right, you can make it more interesting. The crux is near the top where the crack can take a tiny bite out of you.

This is probably only for those who have done most of the normal routes up there and are looking for an abnormal one.


This is between Thick Crust and Top Rope Face (aka Rising Passion).


Cams blue Alien to #1 Camalot. An extra #1 Camalot or a #2 Camalot works for a directionals at the top.

For a TR, a #1 or #2 Camalot-sized piece for a directional and slings off the anchor for The Virus.

Photos of Baggins' Blunt Arete Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: A close view of the route.
BETA PHOTO: A close view of the route.
Rock Climbing Photo: Jon Tashkin finds another line he hadn't done yet.
Jon Tashkin finds another line he hadn't done yet.

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By Jay Eggleston
From: Denver
May 6, 2013

This route is OK, but unless you have nothing else to climb, I can't recommend it. I doubt it has been climbed much. Maybe by Table old school climbers, but not likely.

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