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Lower Blair I, II, III, and vicinity

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Lower Blair I, II, III, and vicinity 


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Description 

This little visited area, West of "The Main Mobscene", harbors the 2 best moderate "sport bolted" faces at the "Woo" plus some awesome cracks, lots of trees, shade (and no people, shhhhh!).

Eds. Initially this was a combined area. With time, the MP.com community has indicated it would be more helpful to subdivide this area for easier use.

This area includes Lower Blair I, Lower Blair II, Lower Blair III, The Vulture, Goldirocks, and miscellaneous bits of rock nearby.

Thus, we reorganize!


Getting There 

Follow the general directions to Vedauwoo from Cheyenne, but then turn South and then West on the South frontage road. Cross North under the Interstate on Blair Road and drive N on FS 705 to a picnic/parking area (FS 705e) just after crossing Crow Creek (~2.5 miles), it is a fee area. Closest to the parking to the Northeast are the Adam's Ribs. A well used mountain bike/horse trail leads east from the parking area and a few hundred yard east, turn North and head up to the main rock masses. "Heel and Toe" labels these as Blair III, II, and I heading West to East.


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58 Total Routes


['4 Stars',10],['3 Stars',19],['2 Stars',24],['1 Star',5],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',3],['5.7',5],['5.8',7],['5.9',11],['5.10',18],['5.11',7],['5.12',4],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',1],['V4-5',2],['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 Lower Blair I, II, III, and vicinity:
Crack Named Sue   V5 6C     Trad, Boulder, 20'   Miscellaneous Lower Blair r...
University of Mars   V5 6C     Trad, Boulder, 35'   Miscellaneous Lower Blair r...
Nick's Loose Flake Variation   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch, 30'   Lower Blair I
Enterprising Curiosity aka Bloody Scab   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   Lower Blair II
Le Petit Arbre   5.8+ 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, 2 pitches, 90'   Lower Blair I
Intimidation   5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Blair III
Bachelor Party   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Lower Blair I
Arete Already   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Blair III
Bragging About Jesus   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Blair III
Jogging to Vedauwoo   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 85'   Lower Blair III
Raised On Robbery   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Lower Blair I
Hard to Believe   5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Lower Blair III
A Thing of Beauty   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 140'   Lower Blair II
Electric Gypsy Moth   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 50'   Lower Blair I
Sketch Palsy   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 120'   Lower Blair III
Medium Cool   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Lower Blair II
Knockin' on Heaven's Door   5.11- 6c 22 VIII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Miscellaneous Lower Blair r...
Take 5   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Lower Blair III
Public Enemy   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 80'   Lower Blair I
Pretty Girls with Long Knives   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Trad, 2 pitches   Lower Blair III
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Featured Route For Lower Blair I, II, III, and vicinity
Take 5 topo showing the 3 bolts and anchors. Note Intimidation to the left and Ledge of the World to the right of the route.

Take 5 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  WY : Vedauwoo : ... : Lower Blair III
This is a great mixed climb starting just to the right of Intimidation behind an Aspen tree. The start is 5.10 fingers. Climb up to the horizontal and traverse right to the main crack that curves to the left then goes straight up. Climb the crack until it becomes a thin seam then goes to slab. 3 bolts protect the seam and slab section. The crux is moving over the first bolt. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in WY

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By Tony B
From: Around Boulder, CO
Jun 12, 2011

I think this area should be sub-divided per rock... Blair I, Blair II and Blair III. Does anyone with more area knowledge/experience have the motivation to do it?

By Justin Edl
Jun 13, 2011

A few years ago I offered to go through all of Vedauwoo and organize it into individual crags, but the admins never responded to my offer. Maybe I will get motivated to do that again someday...

By Ben Boykin
From: Cheyenne, WY
Aug 7, 2011

Route info: On Blair II, right of "Dead Man's Glove," & left of the Vulture, there is a slab with bolts leading toward an arete, probably 6 or 7 visible hangers. Seems to be solid 5.10. Name of route? Rating? Thanks!

By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
Aug 7, 2011

FWIW, I have responded to this offer to reorganize, but I never received a response from the email.

By Justin Edl
Aug 8, 2011

Lesson: When someone who knows what they are talking about makes an offer to help, don't turn them down and proceed to unnecessarily moderate their contributions, all the while letting and endless stream of much much MUCH worse BS spew forth from the accounts of numerous other users. I used to think this site was a wonderful resource that could be used with a great deal more integrity than, say, 8a.nu or rockclimbing.com. Unfortunately, due to repeated mishandling of situations over the years my faith in this site has been degraded. I will still use it to post info, but only because your competition is THAT much worse.

By Justin Edl
Aug 8, 2011

BTW, responding to the e-mail years after the fact, and then claiming that you adequately followed up...it's the kind of stuff I am talking about. I hereby nominate you for Congress.

By Leo Paik
Administrator
From: Westminster, Colorado
Aug 8, 2011

Okay, we can't change the past, I don't remember your offer from years ago, some of the other things you cite involve a LOT more behind the scenes that you are aware, no claims of adequancy were made, and volunteer work can be thankless...shall we move forward and work positively?

Let's reorganize this section now. If you are interested, please email your ideas to leopaik@cs.com and we'll get this done.