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Afro Blues Wall (Northwest Face)
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Black and Blue 

YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 80'
Original:  YDS: 5.11c French: 6c+ Ewbanks: 24 UIAA: VIII- ZA: 24 British: E4 6a [details]
FA: Bob Gaines and Tommy Romero, December 1996
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Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 25, 2011

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Bob struck gold with yet another oxymoronic Joshua Tree sport climbing classic.

After a short section of easy slab, pass a horizontal and commit to the steeper more continuous face above where you will encounter very balancy and sequential moves with some trickery thrown in as well. Difficult for the grade and a tough onsight. Easily four stars out of five.


Right side of the face between My Favorite Things (aka Blue Grass) and Blue Ribbon and just right of parallel black streaks up high.


7 bolts, 2 bolt anchor/rap (80') (all bolts 3/8")
optional 2.5" cam

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By Randy
Oct 28, 2011
rating: 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a

Very good route, with sustained, hard climbing. No gimme.

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