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The tall and formidable east face of The Blob faces into Hidden Valley Campground proper, and despite it's size has but a small number of poor to good routes from 5.8 to 5.13b in difficulty. Highlights here include Surrealistic Pillar (5.10b) a steep and often overlooked crack system, I'm Not Afraid Anymore (5.11b R) a seldom done Walt Shipley route which slithers it's way up a steep portion of the face and Perfidious (5.6 C2+) a thin overhanging crack/seam which has recently gone free at 5.13b, although most seem happy to still aid it.
Most easily approached by walking along the paved road through the Campground past the east face of the Old Woman and the southeast face of The Blob.
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Surrealistic Pillar 5.10c 6b 20 VII E2 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 110'
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Perfidious 5.6 4c 14 V S 4b C2+ R CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - East Face
This route can be found in the Vogel Guide rated 5.6 A4, the modern grade is about C2+. It is located on the east face of the Blob up on a platform to the right of Surrealistic Pillar and I'm not afarid any More (behind the campsite with the huge boulder that contains a head and rivet ladder). To gain the platform climb a tree at the base or a crack in a corner to the right of the tree. The route is a thin overhanging crack that is characterized by four fat bolts that were added for free attempt...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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