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Blind Black Babies 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a

Type:  Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: FRA: Clark Alexis, Fall 1989
Season: Spring, summer, fall
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Submitted By: S. Stember on Sep 16, 2008
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Climb the mixed line of bolts, while placing a couple cams along the way. Start off with two cams, followed by a .5 camalot. Just before the second bolt place a small C3 or alien, reach up high and clip the bolt. After this, boldly move upwards on easier terrain with no pro for a good little jaunt.


This is the very first set of routes you see when you approach the crag. Walk a short distance to the right when the approach trail comes to a "T" and you must choose right or left. Blind Black Babies is the rightmost route and has the 2 obvious bolts.


5-6 draws, some trad some sport
small cams
no nuts
material for the anchor

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By sqwirll
From: Las Vegas
Sep 18, 2008

Probably want 5-6 draws plus material for anchor, not 3 draws.

By Justin Marlen
From: Bozeman, MT
Mar 31, 2009

I think there are only two bolts nowadays, one right off the ground, and another protecting the bulge.

By Bud Martin
From: Bozeman, MT
Sep 21, 2010

Yes, two bolts and a purple TCU works well to protect before the second bolt.