Out of the Blue Top 50

3 Stars
 E2 5b

Adjacent Routes
<< Wraith < The Smile  |  Sea Green > The Flying Finn >>

A really good and mighty popular pitch that requires care in its lower reaches. Start below a short crack in a bulge and shallow scoop.
Climb boldly up the crack and scoop to a good hold and some gear above. Continue on well-spaced but positive holds to a steep finishing sequence.
FA. Keith Marsden, Andy March 27.7.1980


Superb route. Poor protection low down, don't waste energy, press on and good gear and excellent moves follow.
Jason - 15/Jul/05

Take car, this route has several deceptively loose holds waiting for some newby bolt jockey to rip out. I have done it twice in the last couple of weeks and you defeintely need to chose your gear and hand placements carefully (particularily at 2/3 height on the largish finger flake, which is very hollow sounding).
Neville Contractor - 15/May/06

Fantastic route! Gear is good the whole way up, just a little spaced at the start (though not dangerously so, reasonable cam placements). Nice technical climbing, good rests all over the place, strenuous for the last 20 feet. Not sure about the deceptively loose holds, didn't find anything particularly worrying...
chris jones - 15/Jun/06

Does what it says on the tin. Standard for the grade if bold at the start, classic wall climbing.
Fiend - 12/Aug/07

Login to your ROCKFAX account to add your comments - Search for comments.

  • Route Grade Votings

    Total votes cast 61
    hard E3 0 of 21
    E3 0 of 21
    easy E3 3 of 21
    hard E2 7 of 21
    E2 9 of 21
    easy E2 2 of 21
    hard E1 0 of 21
    E1 0 of 21
    easy E1 0 of 21
    hard 5c 0 of 21
    5c 0 of 21
    easy 5c 3 of 21
    hard 5b 10 of 21
    5b 8 of 21
    easy 5b 0 of 21
    hard 5a 0 of 21
    5a 0 of 21
    easy 5a 0 of 21
    3 Stars 18 of 19
    2 Stars 1 of 19
    1 Star 0 of 19
    0 Stars 0 of 19
    Bag of ..... 0 of 19

    Please Login to your Rockfax account to rate this climb.