Black Bluff - North Face Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: Black Bluff North Face Center.
The often shady north face is home to a stellar collection of mostly crack routes from 5.7 to 5.11+ with most in the 5.10 and under range. Some of the better routes here include Aurora Borealis
(5.9), After the Fire
(5.9), Shooting Star
(5.10b), Social D
(5.10b), Powder Finger
(5.11c) and Die Hard
The general lack of traffic here means the routes are still a little dirty and in the process of cleaning up. If planning on doing multiple routes here an extra rope to fix as a rap line saves time on repeated descents as well as erosion of the slope.
Follow the trail downhill to the base of the wall.
Weather station 1.7 miles from here
16 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in Black Bluff - North Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Black Bluff - North Face:
Featured Route For Black Bluff - North Face
Aurora Borealis 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a CA
: San Bernardino Mountains
: ... : Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Singer is justified in calling this one of the best 5.9 crack climbs in the SBs. It is a wonderful climb in a wonderful setting - nice and athletic with great moves up fine grained granite.Work your way up the off width inside the flake, flakes and holds on the right prove most useful. The crux comes next with a hand traverse onto to a ledge on the left (very nice). Now follow the crack up over a couple of overlaps to the business. A splitter crack snakes it way up the face, but features to the ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA