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Building Blocks - East

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Building Blocks - East Rock Climbing 

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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.

Getting There 

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 Building Blocks area.

Weather station 15.1 miles from here

5 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Building Blocks - East

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Building Blocks - East:
Pinner Face   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Latter-Day Saints   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
Techno-Weenie   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   
The Mechanic   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
Technicolor Arete   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   
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Technicolor Arete 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b  ID : City of Rocks : ... : Building Blocks - East
The bouldery crux is encountered as you move through crimps and huecos around the 2nd bolt. Stay focused and give'er as you punch it through this low boulder problem- you will be rewarded with a full recovery rest in the horizontal break above. The climbing above the horizonatal break is 5.11 at the hardest and pleasantly steep, exposed, and airy. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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