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Of Human Bondage 
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Out Of Limits 

Blob Slab 


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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Mar 29, 2006
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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.


    7 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Blob Slab:
    Crack Tack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R     TR, 1 pitch   
    A Hike With Ludwig Dude   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
    Browse More Classics in Blob Slab

    Featured Route For Blob Slab
    Bob D at the bolt on A Hike With Ludwig Dude.  Bob angled in from the left and got two brass nuts and a C3 Camalot in the seam, then worked right up a white dike to get to the bolt.  He'll get another brass nut about 20' higher before the anchor. <br /> <br />Another variation climbs almost straight up to the bolt; this is harder and has worse pro.

    A Hike With Ludwig Dude 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a PG13  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Blob Slab
    There are a lot of routes on this beautiful slab which sort of run into each other. This one starts a few feet to the right of the right tree.... Thin face moves, head around the left of the bolt on the face to stay on the route. There is lots of fun smearing and such....[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

    Photos of Blob Slab Slideshow Add Photo
    Blob Rock Area. <br /> <br />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!
    Comments on Blob Slab Add Comment
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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!