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Center Direct T 
Charisma S 
Cold Fusion T,S 
Eagles Are People Too T 
Erickson's Crack T 
Get Shorty T,S 
Lichen To Like T 
October Surprise T 
On Ballet T 
Orange Corner T 
Reamer, The T 
Resolution T 
Shimmer S 
Simmer S 
Slimmer T 
Talon Contest T 
Where Eagles Dare T 

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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.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 4.2 miles from here

    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 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
    Where Eagles Dare   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 210'   
    Erickson's Crack   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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    Where Eagles Dare 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Main Wall
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