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YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 100'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Louie Anderson, 2000
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Submitted By: Cory Harelson on Aug 16, 2009

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This climb has positive edges the whole way (thanks somewhat to the massive amount of glue employed to keep the holds in place . . .). It starts steep, then eases for a bit before steepening up again at the end.


Starts a few feet to the right of Black Crack


10 bolts to two open shuts

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By Benjamin Chapman
From: Small Town, USA
Oct 12, 2009

Blacklisted (5.9)
This climb is excellent and well worth the hike. An initial steep, tricky bulge leads to steep slabby climbing and a final headwall section. Unfortunately, the anchors for Blacklisted are badly rusted and deteriorating and often have debris stuck in them due to their position in a water drainage course.
A slight rightward traverse to the Blackballed (5.10b) anchor provides an excellent steep pocket pulling link-up with Blackballed and provides anchors in much better condition. This final headwall is steep and pumpy on excellent black rock. Looking down the line of fall reveals the extent of the epoxying necessary to maintain the positive holds on this often wet, drippy climb. If you're at the Far Side this climb is worth checking out.
By Romain Wacziarg
Jun 10, 2011
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

I found the anchors to be in good condition when I climbed the route today. Perhaps they have been replaced?
By Jeffrey Lieberman
Nov 28, 2013

One of my favorite climbs at Echo. Great pulling on edges and pockets up mostly steep rock. The rock for me is some of the best quality at the cliff ...thanks perhaps to generous amounts of epoxy glue...almost a gratuitous thing at Echo.
Rock Climbing Photo: Here I am on Blacklisted 5.9 (11/2013)
Here I am on Blacklisted 5.9 (11/2013)

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