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Black Bluff - North Face 


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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 27, 2011
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Description 

The often shady north face is home to a stellar collection of mostly crack routes from 5.7 to 5.11+ with most in the 5.10 and under range. Some of the better routes here include Aurora Borealis (5.9), After the Fire (5.9), Shooting Star (5.10b), Social D (5.10b), Powder Finger (5.11a), Exodus (5.11c) and Die Hard (5.11c).

The general lack of traffic here means the routes are still a little dirty and in the process of cleaning up. If planning on doing multiple routes here an extra rope to fix as a rap line saves time on repeated descents as well as erosion of the slope.


Getting There 

Follow the trail downhill to the base of the wall.


16 Total Routes


['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',6],['2 Stars',7],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',2],['5.8',3],['5.9',3],['5.10',4],['5.11',3],['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 - North Face:
Scratch and Sniff   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Arctic Circle Jerk   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Black Bart   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
After the Fire   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Aurora Borealis   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Black Beard   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Social D   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Shooting Star   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Powder Finger   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
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Featured Route For Black Bluff - North Face
Shooting Star

Shooting Star 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CA : San Bernardino Mountains : ... : Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Starts off in a nice fingers dihedral,pull a small bulge roof.Traverse to the left passed an undercling flake,work your way up and over then go right to a shelf.Transition over to the face and up....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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