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Blackstone 2 

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

Type:  Sport
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
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Submitted By: Justin Slagle on Jul 29, 2009

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The route is on the far left side of the crag, starts at the base of the block. First bolt is about 15 feet up and the whole route is a bit awkward. Rap chains at the top.


Quickdraws, not a bad idea to bring some stoppers if you have them. Between the 3rd and 4th bolt is about 15 feet of runout with a perfect constriction spot for a nut. It's not necessary, the holds are all there, just a confidence booster.

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By gregman
Jul 1, 2013

Definitely run out between the 3 middle bolts, can be intimidating for newer leaders. Feels a lot harder than a 5.8 when the rock is wet; this area spends a lot of time in the shade, so it doesn't dry up quickly.
By good old walt
Oct 23, 2013

I generally can lead mid ten comfortably. This route will make you worry if you are used to gym .8 grades. quite run out between bolts 4 and 5.
By Jesse Clark
Jul 17, 2016
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a PG13

I didn't think this one was all that much easier than the 10a next to it. Definitely harder than Human Foot down the way.

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