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Blast Furnace 

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

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Reynolds, Hadnot, Shakib 1994
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Submitted By: Andrew Gram on Aug 21, 2004

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Blast Furnace is the last climb on Industrial Wall - about 200 feet above the routes near the Waterfall. Climb up steep incut edges to a few slabbier moves at the top. This route feels more like a Big Cottonwood route. Very different in character than the rest of the Industrial Wall routes.


6 draws. Chains to lower from.

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By Nathan Fisher
Jul 22, 2006
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

Steep, solid edges, with some good reaches. A nice, well-protected route.
By Jordon Schaefer
Sep 3, 2011

I climbed this last weekend, I pulled a 20 pound piece of choss out of the wall about 5 feet above my last pro. After nearly hitting me in the head, the rock almost took out my belayer. He caught my fall and had to jump out of the way; the rock then took out the rope bag and made some crazy rope spaghetti. Be careful, the hold felt really solid and didn't give until I was almost off of it.
By Jaren
From: NC
Nov 4, 2011

Nice beta on watching for rocks. I've been up there many times and seen loose stuff fall off the top. Every spring you can see fresh marks on the boulders below where stuff has come off from above
By Crag Turkey
From: Holladay, UT
Aug 7, 2015

Probably the most sustained slab at industrial for the grade. Completely worth the hike up to it if you don't want to warm up on the lower routes. Gets your head in the slab game pretty well.

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