Blue Light Special is a Smith Rock Classic that offers up quality climbing through a few varied styles along the way. It is the first climb as you walk up to the east face of the Shipwreck Wall and the start is littered with chalked up holds. Using a stick clip on the first bolt is smart.
Start moving out left under a small roof before coming back to your right through some sporty moves down low on the route. Shoot for a jug and pull up over to a rest. From here the moves are less big but a mixture of fun movements on good rock make for a fun finish to the anchors
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Given Black Diamond’s reputation for strong and durable hard goods, we decided to give their 9.9mm rope a try as our go to gym rope. The rope is priced right and works great out of the box but early signs of wear in the gym make it hard to give it the nod as a preferred gym rope.