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Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side)

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L to R R to L Alpha
After the Fire T 
Arctic Circle Jerk T 
Aurora Borealis T 
Best of Both Worlds T 
Black Bart T 
Black Beard T 
Control Tower S 
Lichen in the Eye 
Powder Finger T 
Scratch and Sniff T 
Shooting Star T 
Social D T 

Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 34.21992, -116.99268 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 19, 2011
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Black Bart Photo by Brian Cooper


This portion of the north face epitomizes what Black Bluff is all about - a fairly unbroken cliffband with route after route rising above the treetops to sweeping vistas on the edge of it all.

Don't miss Aurora Borealis (5.9), Black Bart (5.9), Social D (5.10b), Shooting Star (5.10b) and Powder Finger (5.11a) whilst cragging here.

Getting There 

Follow the trail downhill to the base of the wall.

Climbing Season

For the Black Bluff area.

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side):
Best of Both Worlds   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Scratch and Sniff   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Black Bart   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Arctic Circle Jerk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Aurora Borealis   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
After the Fire   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Shooting Star   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Social D   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Black Beard   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Powder Finger   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Shooting Star

Shooting Star 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  California : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Starts off in a nice fingers dihedral,pull a small bulge roof.Traverse to the left passed an undercling flake,work your way up and over then go right to a shelf.Transition over to the face and up....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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