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Va Jay Jay

This route is located in the Southern Region at Area 6 - CLOSED

Blue Angel

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Black Swan 5.12b (Sport) ****

First Ascent: Ray Ellington, Kipp Trummel in 2011
Length: 75ft
Bolts: 7 (report bad bolts/anchors)

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Follow the trail left as it winds down through a ravine and back up to meet a striking steep wall hosting three bolted lines. This is the first line on the right. Race up the steep wall on large holds with big moves culminating in a pumpy run on deep pockets to the chains.
Moves: unknown
Descent: Chains
Stays Dry: Downpour
Owner: Private

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4.19 stars (16 votes)
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5.12b (13 votes)

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Submitted by: Willy
Date: Oct 12th, 2013


Rotarypwr345704 said on September 20th, 2013
coolbreeze said on September 30th, 2013
Great route. The bulge section is still cleaning up so best to stand to the side right there when you're on belay
krampus said on March 25th, 2014
two aluminum draws on the last two bolts, it was cold, I was tired....sorry. Will remove them soon.