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Get Shorty 
Lichen To Like 
October Surprise 
On Ballet 
Orange Corner 
Reamer, The 
Resolution 
Shimmer 
Simmer 
Slimmer 
Talon Contest 
Where Eagles Dare 

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BETA PHOTO: Blob Rock Area.

Original photo by Jack Wyatt.
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  • Description 

    This is the main face of Blob Rock; the area right of the Central Chimney and left of the Right Gully. It holds the greatest number of climbs on Blob, both multi-pitch trad and one-pitch sport.

    Routes from left to right:

    A. Cold Fusion, 10, 1p, 40', 2 bolts & gear.
    B. Offwidth to face, 9, 1p, 90', gear & bolts.
    C. Under The Eagle's Wing, 12, 3p, gear & bolts.
    D. Resolution, 9, 2p, 170', gear.
    E1. October Surprise, 10, 2p, 170', gear & 3 bolts.
    E2. Charisma, 11-, 1p, 70', 11 bolts. Starts atop C.
    F. On Ballet 9-, 3p, 250', gear.
    G. The Reamer, 11+ R, 1p, 100', gear.
    H. Lichen To Like, 10d R, 2p, gear.
    I. Shimmer, 9, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
    J. Slimmer, 10 R, 1p, 80', gear.
    K. Simmer, 9-, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
    L. Bolt Cola, 10-, 1p, 80', bolts. Start atop rock spike.
    M. Get Shorty, 10-, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
    N. Center Direct, 9+ R, 3p, 250', gear.
    O. Where Eagles Dare, 10, 3p, 250', gear. 50' R of J.
    P. Orange Corner, 8 R, 1p, 100', gear.
    Q. Eagles Are People Too, 10+ R, 1p, 80', gear.
    R. Talon Contest, 10+, 1p, 80', gear.


    Getting There 

    Take the trail to Blob Rock. It meets the rock at the Main Wall, near the route Lichen To Like.


    19 Total Routes


    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',10],['1 Star',6],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',1],['5.9',5],['5.10',10],['5.11',2],['5.12',1],['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 Main Wall:
    On Ballet   5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
    Where Eagles Dare   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 210'   
    Erickson's Crack   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
    Browse More Classics in Main Wall

    Featured Route For Main Wall
    Looking at the second crux which involves a few feet of precarious stemming and/or crimps for the hands. Luke stemmed straight up. I faced left with my back aggainst the right wall and walked my feet up the quartz dike. These moves are the crux for me. After this, step up right onto yet another slab and angle right to the 2-bolt anchor.

    Where Eagles Dare 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Main Wall
    This was one of the most (in)famous 5.9 trad routes in Boulder Canyon - that is until it was upgraded to 10b in Rossiter's latest guide. The route begins about 50' right of the bolted route "Bolt Cola" behind a large talus block.P1. Head up a slab with occasional cracks to a large roof about 60' up. The crux tackles this roof directly via an overhanging corner with a very thin crack in the back. You can place good gear down low, but higher up the corner where the crux is, your pr...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

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