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A great crag for an all day visit or a short trip on the way out of the valley. Most of the climbing is 5.11 and up, but there are a couple runout 5.10's that should not be missed.

Getting There 

Park at the Circle Creek parking lot and follow the road through the first gate. The crag will be on your left after ~10 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.1 miles from here

12 Total Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Building Blocks:
Pinner Face   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Building Blocks - East
Acid Rain   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Building Blocks - West
Lego   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   Building Blocks - West
Latter-Day Saints   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Building Blocks - East
Scraps   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Building Blocks - West
Techno-Weenie   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Building Blocks - East
The Mechanic   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Building Blocks - East
Technicolor Arete   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Building Blocks - East
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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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