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Black Bluff - North Face  


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Submitted By: C Miller on Jun 27, 2011
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BETA PHOTO: Black Bluff North Face Center.

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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 1.2 miles from here

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...
Social D   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Black Bluff - N. Face (Righ...
Black Beard   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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