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Video Bluff

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Video Bluff 

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BETA PHOTO: Robotics Anchor, Video Bluff.
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Probably the most popular wall at the Butte. Rock is basalt and is a bit slick - especially early or late climbing season. This is a short 30-40ft wall, which has about a dozen routes, all of which can be top-roped. There are couple sport-leads too.

Getting There 

This is the first wall right (looking towards the wall from the bottom) of Silver Bullet Bluff. Take Fremont road which turns into Rocky Butte Road. Follow this until there is a big 90-degree turn and you start uphill. Park on the gravel shoulder just left of the crazy-church-domes (resist urge to climb the domes). Follow a trail into the trees. The wall will be forward and slightly left of the main trail there.

Climbing Season

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Video Bluff:
Flakey Old Man   5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 30'   
Ace   5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c     Trad, TR, 1 pitch, 40'   
Bikini   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 35'   
Stranger Than Friction   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, TR, 1 pitch, 35'   
Edge of Might   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 35'   
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Featured Route For Video Bluff
Sandeep takes a rest and uses a bolt to brace himself (it was his first climb, ever).

Flakey Old Man 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b  OR : Rocky Butte : Video Bluff
This is a classic problem. It isn't hard, but can be really enjoyable, especially for newbies or first-time sport leaders. The most interesting move is near the top, where you must switch hands to the flakey stuff on the left....[more]   Browse More Classics in OR

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This is the top of Video Bluff, North end (right side from bottom). The two main rap points are Panes of Reality(left) and Flakey Old Man (right). See other photo for Flakey Old Man anchors.
BETA PHOTO: This is the top of Video Bluff, North end (right s...
Flakey Old Man anchors, Video Bluff.  <br />The arrow points to Flakey Old Man anchors. Tie into a sling on the tree(not in picture) to access the anchor.
BETA PHOTO: Flakey Old Man anchors, Video Bluff.
The arrow po...
Video Bluff 5th Class Descent. <br />Scramble Descent to Video Bluff(south end) and north wall of Silver Bullet Bluff: Superman Crack, Midnight Warrior routes. Down climb tree limb on side away from rock. Arrow points to funky tree limb.
BETA PHOTO: Video Bluff 5th Class Descent.
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