Climb the arete to the left of Mister Cruel. Stay left of the prow for 5.8 climbing or you can go to the right of the prow for 5.10 climbing.
Climb the Arete just to the left of Mister Cruel
8 Bolts chain anchors
|Comments on Bellingham Blues
|By Alex Dark|
Jun 17, 2012
rating: 5.8+ 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c PG13
Route has 6 bolts to the lower set of chains at which point you can traverse right to Mr. Cruel and reach the summit via six additional bolts. Be prepared to do two rappels if you summit with one rope.
Also be aware that the first bolt is some 25-30 feet up. This lower section is easily protected with 1/2"-1" gear. I also built a belay anchor as you stand right next to a steep (read with emphasis) hillside.