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Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side)

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Control Tower 
Lichen in the Eye 
Powder Finger 
Scratch and Sniff 
Shooting Star 
Social D 

Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side) 


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Elevation: 7,200'
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Administrators: C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 19, 2011
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Black Bart

Photo by Brian Cooper

Description 

This portion of the north face epitomizes what Black Bluff is all about - a fairly unbroken cliffband with route after route rising above the treetops to sweeping vistas on the edge of it all.

Don't miss Aurora Borealis (5.9), Black Bart (5.9), Social D (5.10b), Shooting Star (5.10b) and Powder Finger (5.11a) whilst cragging here.


Getting There 

Follow the trail downhill to the base of the wall.


12 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',2],['5.9',2],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',1],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side):
Scratch and Sniff   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Arctic Circle Jerk   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Black Bart   5.8 5b 16 VI- HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
After the Fire   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Aurora Borealis   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Black Beard   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Social D   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Shooting Star   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Powder Finger   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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