|Type:||Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 70'|
|Consensus:||YDS: 5.7 French: 5a Ewbanks: 15 UIAA: V+ ZA: 13 British: MVS 4b [details]|
|Submitted By:||al piner on Mar 23, 2009|
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By Yair Horowitz
Jul 29, 2011
rating: 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 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.