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Blob Slab

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A Hike for Y2K S 
A Hike With Ludwig Dude T,TR 
Crack Tack TR 
Left Roof T,TR 
Of Human Bondage T,S 
Old Route T,TR 
Out Of Limits T,TR 

Blob Slab  

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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Mar 29, 2006


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Not sure what route I'm on here. Late seventies.

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  • Description 

    Blob Slab is the smooth, low-angle, granite apron on the left side of East Blob. Most routes here are runout slab climbs established in the 1970s. A few bolts and a few gear placements are available, but leaders should be confident making moves above pro. A 2-bolt anchor exists at the top of the slab at the top of A Hike With Ludwig Dude; this can be used to set up a top rope (60m recommended).

    One modern sport route is here: A Hike For Y2K (11d).

    Routes from left to right:

    A. unknown TR, 7 R, 1p, 90'.
    B. Left Roof, 8 R, 1p, 90', gear.
    C. Old Route, 8+ R, 1p, 90', gear.
    D. A Hike With Ludwig Dude, 9 or 10-, PG-13, 1p, 95', gear & bolt.
    E. Out Of Limits, 10+ R, 1p, 95', gear.
    F. Crack Tack, 10- R, 1p, 95', gear & bolt.
    G. Of Human Bondage, 10 R/X, 1p, 100', bolts.
    H. A Hike for Y2K, 11+, 1p, 100', bolts.

    Getting There 

    Take the trail to Blob Rock. Go right and down a bit and you'll soon be at the base of Blob Slab.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 4.1 miles from here

    7 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Blob Slab:
    A Hike With Ludwig Dude   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
    Crack Tack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     TR, 1 pitch   
    A Hike for Y2K   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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    Featured Route For Blob Slab

    Crack Tack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Blob Slab
    This starts about 3m to the right of the right tree, at a flake which is fun to mantel as a first move. After the mantel, move up and right towards a bolt (1/4 inch, I think) then follow a left/up leaning crack. Climb straight up the slab to a crack which will take pro, and leads to the bolts....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

    Photos of Blob Slab Slideshow Add Photo
    Blob Rock Area.  Original photo by Jack Wyatt.
    BETA PHOTO: Blob Rock Area. Original photo by Jack Wyatt.
    East Blob from below.
    BETA PHOTO: East Blob from below.
    On Blob Slab.
    On Blob Slab.
    Looking sketchy!
    Looking sketchy!

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    By Guy H.
    From: Fort Collins CO
    Jan 23, 2012
    Don't depend on Bob's guidebook for accurate info on this wall. There are a few climbs that are mislabeled in the topo!
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