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Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side)

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L to R R to L Alpha
After the Fire T 
Arctic Circle Jerk T 
Aurora Borealis T 
Best of Both Worlds T 
Black Bart T 
Black Beard T 
Control Tower S 
Lichen in the Eye 
Powder Finger T 
Scratch and Sniff T 
Shooting Star T 
Social D T 

Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side) Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 7,200'
Location: 34.21992, -116.99268 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 19, 2011
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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.

Climbing Season

Weather station 1.7 miles from here

12 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side):
Scratch and Sniff   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Arctic Circle Jerk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Black Bart   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Aurora Borealis   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
After the Fire   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Black Beard   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Social D   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Shooting Star   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
Powder Finger   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Parker Fagrelius starting up.

Aurora Borealis 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Singer is justified in calling this one of the best 5.9 crack climbs in the SBs. It is a wonderful climb in a wonderful setting - nice and athletic with great moves up fine grained granite.Work your way up the off width inside the flake, flakes and holds on the right prove most useful. The crux comes next with a hand traverse onto to a ledge on the left (very nice). Now follow the crack up over a couple of overlaps to the business. A splitter crack snakes it way up the face, but features to the ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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