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Dan & Steve Clegg
Bouldery, bring a couple large slings. Set of nuts will do it but better if can bring larger nuts and maybe a larger cam or two.
Follow directions for Ford Mountain Bluffs to get to main talus field. On entering field from east look immediately up (north) at the east-most (climber's right) edge of the main wall which protrudes towards you.Start on that protruding area and head up and slightly to the west following the curvature of that east-most edge of the bluff. Many different lines could be taken.
Lots of variety in rock structure on way up. Lots of boulder-type situations. Mostly very easy low 5 climbing and scrambling. In one place two thirds up there's a great little boulder on the left with a sloping slab of a front with crimpy holds and a finger crack that can be used to continue on up. Trees form belay anchors at convenient points along the route and the top pitch is a low 5 scramble into sloping forest.
One could rap back down on trees. We continued up the mountain for maybe 25 min veering west a little and easily hit the hiking trail that runs along the whole ridge of the mountain. This trail is just a few min down over the other side of the top of the mountain and can be hiked to its end in half an hour for a stunning almost 360 view of all surrounding mountain ranges. Hike back down this trail to arrive at the road you parked at to get to climbing area.
Rap back down same way off trees or hike up to trail that leads up to top and down to road.
Submitted by: danclegg on 2012-10-13
Last Modified: 2012-10-15
Route ID: 112758