A primarily bolted crag with a deep and rich history. Climbed in the late 60's by pioneer Greg Lowe, bold, traditional routes were first established, most of which were unrecorded and still rarely climbed.
With the 80's came bolts and Tony Yaniro. A new wave of climbing reinvented the east side of the Building Blocks
and a handful of amazing routes were set. This side of the formation is packed full of gems such as The Mechanic
and Dave Bingham's classic Techno-Weenie
Morning sun / Afternoon Shade. Watch for rattle snakes on the approach. Expect about 20 minute approach.
Approach from the Circle Creek Overlook parking lot/TH. Follow the double track road passing through a gate and out to the center of North Fork Circle Creek. Building Blocks - East is the crag set near, dead-center.
Climbing Season For the City of Rocks area.
Weather station 15.1 miles from here
5 Total Routes
['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Building Blocks - East:
Pinner Face 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 1 pitch, 70'
The Mechanic 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport, 1 pitch, 85'
Featured Route For Building Blocks - East
Techno-Weenie 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c ID
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: ... : Building Blocks - East
This classic route packs a lot of good climbing in with four bolts. The face above looks blank and intimidating from below, but just enough holds appear to allow passage at a reasonable grade.Start by scrambling up to the horizontal crack system. Hand traverse to the right across the blank wall (gear) and engage the upper face. The crux comes after the third bolt and is a little heady since the feet disappear. Rap from the anchors above the arete....[more] Browse More Classics in ID
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