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Bluebells 

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

   
Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 90'
Original:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Dick Wildberger and Dan Kieffaber
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Submitted By: Ian Harmon on May 24, 2006

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Ted Kryzer on Bluebells. July 26 '10.

Description 

A classic for the area. A fun crack climb, although face holds exist as well. Follow the finger crack up into a dihedral and continue to the top.
  • RCM&W #44, p.214.

Location 

This route is in the next corner down from Phantom Crack, and about 25 yards to the left from the stone lookout.

Protection 

Nuts, cams, hexes for lead. Some large gear might be helpful for the top rope setup.


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Dave Pierce nearing the top
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Juneko on Bluebells.
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By Brian Weinstein
Oct 3, 2006

One of my favorite pitches in the North Shore. Classic.
By Rich T
Sep 3, 2010

Slight overhang at the finish adds a nice touch too. Great climb.
By J.Roatch
From: Leavenworth, WA
Apr 10, 2011

Great introduction to north shore climbing. very fun
By Scott Schumann
From: SLC, UT
Nov 29, 2012

Plenty of pro and great jams. Long route so save a little pro (and energy for the top). Classic Route!
Climbed it with a storm approaching, 40 mph winds, whitecaps misting us from below, and a double rainbow forming behind us. One of my favorite climbing memories.
By DJ Reyes
From: Northern Nevada
Sep 7, 2014

I climbed this after a full day of rain which I think tipped it over to the unpleasant side of the fun/hard work dividing line. Many of the holds were still pretty wet and slimy. I'd like to do it again on a dry day. Either way this is a beautiful area to spend some time.