The Blade, although dirty, has a few interesting climbs. The south wall has a short crack climb that will test your 5.7 skills. The north wall is about 50 feet with 3 fine climbs, should not be overlooked, is very shady, and is close to Cleo's for those crowded days.
From west bluff trail take to cleo's amphitheater,follow west bluff trail to the bench up top.30 feet after the bench is a faint path on the east side(right)take path past wiessner wall and descend path north to first outcropping before 150 foot boulderfield on the east side.Bingo your there.
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Blade:
Surehand, Surehand 5.6 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 60 feet
To the Hilt 5.7+ Trad, TR, 30 feet
Stiletto 5.11a PG13 Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 45 feet
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The Blade 5.6 WI : Devil's Lake : ... : The Blade
The right hand corner of the Blade wall.Step onto the corner from the block on the N side of the arete. Make of couple of moves up to a fixed pin (needs to be replaced). Move left onto face and continue up to the large horizontal break. Either move right and grab the arete, or follow the shallow crack in the face to the top.There is a fair amount of gear, but it is mostly small gear in shallow placements. There is just enough good gear to make this pitch worth leading....[more] Browse More Classics in WI