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Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side)

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Social D T 

Black Bluff - N. Face (Right Side) 


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


Climbing Season


12 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',6],['1 Star',0],['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+ 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'   
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'   
Black Beard   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Powder Finger   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   
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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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