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Of Human Bondage 
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Out Of Limits 

Blob Slab 

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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]

    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
    Lin at the first bolt (of two).  The route comes straight at you after the 2nd bolt.

    Of Human Bondage 5.10 6b 20 VII- E2 5b CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Blob Slab
    This isn't my route, but I stumbled up most of this today thinking I was doing Crack Tack. To complete the MP listing, I credit Bob's book, #59; as it is described well, but not drawn in the photo. (For fun, read my comment of Crack Tack.)This is a remarkable line, but runout for sure. Each crux has a well placed 1/4" bolt nearby, but the lichen suggests it isn't done much. It was too necky for me at each crux, but I could almost tell the moves were th...[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!