The Blues Cliff Rock Climbing
Unicorn draws first blood. (Unicorn Blues, 12a)
This cliff is the host of several great routes, containing anything from slabs to corners to roofs. Almost all of the climbs are bolted, even some cracks (yikes, when did this become acceptable at index???)
Take the trail from the country up some steep switchbacks past the boards on the trail, and a giant boulder. Take a left at an obvious fork(upper wall trail goes right), then two more lefts at subsequent forks.
Climbing Season For the Middle Town Walls area.
Weather station 1.1 miles from here
11 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',4],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Blues Cliff
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Blues Cliff:
Starfish 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad, Sport, 1 pitch
Number 9 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
Featured Route For The Blues Cliff
Black Cat Bone 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Washington
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Start with a difficult crack bolder problem to the right of the obvious flake start to Twelve Gauge IQ. Climb part of that route and step over to a finger crack on the right face. Getting started in the crack is the crux. One can traverse left at the top into the sport climb Twelve Gauge IQ, or, I believe, head right to another anchor. I can't remember if this other anchor currently exists, however....[more] Browse More Classics in Washington
Wedgie, 5.12. On the far right side.
Dec 30, 2008
There are a couple climbs in this area that have sections of sport-bolted cracks (Twelve Gauge IQ has a bit as well). Luckily this seems to be the exception rather than the rule, even at the predominantly bolted Blues Cliff.