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Blues Riff - 5.11c

Average Rating = 5.00/5 Average Rating : 5.00 out of 5
Route sequence (left to right): 4
Route Summary | Ascent Notes (13)
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rack up to 3 inches with an emphasis on 1.5 to 2 inches.
Consensus Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11b
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure 4.33/5
  Rock Quality 4.89/5
  Scenery 4.89/5
  Fun Factor 5.00/5

Description:

The previous start fell off, so start a bit to the left of the new roof and climb to the left up a somewhat dirty crack after clipping the bolt. Set a belay then it's awesome fingers to a stacks and up immaculate crack on the slightly overhanging wall.

Descent Options:

an eighty meter rope will get you from the second anchors to the ledge. You can also continue to the top and walk off.

Submitted by: bandidopeco on 2008-06-25
Views: 1080
Route ID: 94389

13 Ascents Recorded

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Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Hang Dog Hang Dog ascent by: gregory_huey on 2011-09-02 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Great route

Not sure where to start? Started, then went left onto some holds that, though chalked, looked as if they might come off, then continued up to the ledge. The crack is _excellent_. Tech crux is short, but there is alot of post-crux pump on the way to top of pitch 2, particularly if one has not yet acclimated to the altitude.

Added: 2011-09-09

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Second Second ascent by: drivel on 2011-08-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars also excellent

Bolt protected first pitch. But the route doesn't climb past the bolt (the bolt has to be high and off to one side to get into good rock) so if you're short, let your partner lead this one, as you won't be able to clip the bolt and you'll be facing a groundfall at the crux. TRonsighted both pitches, cleaning.

Added: 2011-08-16

Ratings
  Difficulty
  Safety Rating G
Onsight Onsight ascent by: camhead on 2011-08-05 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars adf

this is a fun crack.

Added: 2011-08-11

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Onsight Onsight ascent by: JakeMiller on 2007-07-14 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars steep!

The crux for me was definitely endurance - I really wanted to weight the rope on the overhanging upper crack even though it was bomber hands.

Added: 2010-11-20

Ratings
  Difficulty 5.11c
  Safety Rating G
  Exposure
  Rock Quality
  Scenery
  Fun Factor
Red Point Red Point ascent by: lithiummetalman on 2010-08-28 (View Climbing Log)

5 out of 5 stars Up

Combine pitch 1 + 2 for a super duper fun climb!!!

Added: 2010-08-29

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