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BETA PHOTO: route follows crack. very fun climb
Blueberry Jam is a steep, clean crack on the left side of the Toothpick Wall. The traditional start begins to the right of the crack on easy terrain and traverses left on good edges. Small cams or RP's protect the traverse reasonably well. An alternate direct-start is bouldery and fun though much more challenging than anything else on the route (bumps the grade up to 5.10a). Once into the crack the climbing gets really fun. Relatively steep climbing with great jamming and frequent face holds. Near the top of Blueberry Jam the crack gets wider but also less steep. Most will run this section out though a C4 #6 can be used.
Micro-cams or RP's for the traditional start. Gear to 3" for the rest of the climb. Optional 6" cam for the top.
BETA PHOTO: opening move of Blueberry. right side crack with p...
BETA PHOTO: view from top. use trees behind as anchor points. ...
By Michael Schurter
From: Portland, OR
Jul 31, 2015
Be prepared to clean spider webs out of the crack. Piles of pine needles in other spots. As of July 2015 plenty clean to climb, especially considering there are ample ledges around the crack for alternative holds to jamming your hand into a spider's nest.