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YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, TR, 1 pitch
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Nate Postma, 1991
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Submitted By: Sean Foster on Jul 18, 2006  with updates from Sean Foster

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BETA PHOTO: Pink rope to right is B.F. Bugs. Pink rope left fo...


Trad route to the left of B.F. Bugs. Varying width crack starts wide then tapers. Plenty of stemming, layback, and face holds to work with. Anchors added above roof/below tree in summer 2017 for easier lowering. Use your own gear at anchors if top roping. Crack gobbles up dirt and debris from above, but won't prevent you from reaching the top! As typical at Barn Bluff, more traffic would greatly improve the route.

Note that volunteers are doing this work, and it can take time and not always be perfect...

Thanks again!


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By Eric Swanson
From: Plymouth
Sep 27, 2010

The Coffee Table hanging death trap broke off yesterday, making for a really great route now. No real fear of death! Still no anchors that I could find though.
By BigMoveMike
From: prescott
Oct 10, 2010
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b

thank you to the two unknown guys who took the better part of there day pulling those death blocks down and cleaning this route. this might actually be worth climbing now!
By Sean Foster
Jul 10, 2017

Installed a pair of shuts under the tree at the top of this route and cleaned some of the loose rock out of the crack system. This will never be an entirely clean route (par for the course at Barn Bluff), but it has been improved and you can now lower off without using the muddy tree at the top.

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