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Blue Runner 

YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a PG13

   
Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 70'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9 French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI ZA: 17 British: HVS 5a [details]
FA: Pearsall, Bevins, 1979
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Submitted By: Jeff Mekolites on May 31, 2007

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A pretty corner...

Description 

This route has a little bit of everything...fingers, off-width, over-hang, face climbing...

Climb through an over-hanging section to a ledge. Climb the thin fingers dihedral until it widens to OW. Work your way up this to a ledge with anchors on a large boulder.

I gave this a "PG" rating because of the start and the boulder below it.

Location 

Located left of Calypso II and American Crack/Wall. Route start is "marked" with a large boulder at the base.

Protection 

Trad. Rap Anchors at top.


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For those who don't jam... there is another way......
For those who don't jam... there is another way......
Dad starting up Blue Runner...
Dad starting up Blue Runner...
Things get a little wide at the top...
Things get a little wide at the top...
James otey cleaning up...
James otey cleaning up...
Looking up Blue Runner
BETA PHOTO: Looking up Blue Runner

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By Mike Lambino
From: Jasper, Ga
Sep 6, 2013
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a

While standing there looking at the route making excuses to not climb (raining, tired, hungry, etc) my friend and I watched a rat run out of the cubby hole on the crux crack rocket straight up it with no problems. We saw that as a sign and had no choice to do it. Best 5.9 trad lead ever! Great start to finish.
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