10 ' to the right of Priceton crack . It's the center ( wide ) crack on the main buttress . Starts out easy with the hard move after the crack . There are two 5.10 variations at the top .
The bottom is unprotected but easy climbing . Takes good gear rest of route . If toproping bring real long slings and clean off where you hang over the side , unless you want to get pelted with small rocks every time the slings move !
|Comments on Blairstown Crack
|By Yair Horowitz|
Jul 29, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b PG13
A fun climb. Took my brother out here for his first outdoor climb (and for my first time at Rick's Rocks). There was lots of natural protection for a top rope setup, but I'll echo the other warnings to bring a lot of webbing. I brought 20', 30', and 50' and ended up using it all on this one.
T'was a nice and moderately challenging first climb for the bro, and Blairstown provided a super intro to crack climbing, with lots of width variation and no real need for serious jams.
Lots of loose rock at the top! The books lists this as a 5.6. I'm not the most experienced grader out there, but I'd kick it up to a 5.7.
| || |Blairstown is the mondo crack just left of the rope
Submitted By: Yair Horowitz on Jul 29, 2011