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Blue Chock 

YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 150'
Original:  YDS: 5.10- French: 6a Ewbanks: 18 UIAA: VI+ ZA: 18 British: E1 5a [details]
FA: Paul and Robin Kinnaird
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Submitted By: Scott Gilliam on Sep 15, 2009

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Nice and airy!

Description 

Head up the left leaning flake at the start. Either build a belay at a good stance above this (before the route diagonals left and up again) or be very mindful of rope drag. After the stance head up and left to the crux. Then bust right from a nice stance on a technical traverse, crux 2. Make for the overhanging corner and land the big tuna out right and belay on gear.

Location 

Starts left around the corner from Washboard at a left leaning flake shared with the regular start of Too Much Fun. Use your choice of the Washboard descents.

Protection 

Gear to 2.5 inches, including RPs or similar.


Photos of Blue Chock Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting through the first crux.
BETA PHOTO: Getting through the first crux.
Rock Climbing Photo: Mary getting into the classic crux on Blue Chock.
Mary getting into the classic crux on Blue Chock.
Rock Climbing Photo: Getting ready for the business on the second pitch...
Getting ready for the business on the second pitch...

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By Ben Sachs
Oct 7, 2009

favorite 5.10 at Moores
By smurray47
Jul 9, 2017
rating: 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a

Great climb. Traverse is definitely heady, but not too difficult. Small nuts can help protect it. Would be a 4 star climb if the descent wasn't a PITA. As it is, this climb is a do-once and don't do again route.

Really wish folks would just agree to agree to add a descent option for this area of climbs that doesn't involve highly sketchy down-scrambling, lugging up a second rope, or bushwhacking 15-30 minutes to find your way over to the sentinel buttress rappel station, or left to another descent gully. This last option is probably the most commonly done, and is surely FAR higher negative impact on environment than simply adding an additional rappel station to service Central Wall.
By dave Hause
From: carrboro, nc
Jul 9, 2017
rating: 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b

The rap station location is shown in a photo for the description of Washboard.
By Benandstuff
From: Winston-Salem, NC
Jul 13, 2017

I always use the rap station at the top of hopscotch. You need to do a second short pitch to get to it safely but it is by far the fastest way off of the Washboard ledge. Look for the tree up and right, there is some fixed gear in a large crack.

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