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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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Description 

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.

Protection 

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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