The Blob - Southeast Face
After the Crux just having fun on Wonderful World ...
This small corner of The Blob, with it's handful of routes, is the
most popular portion of the formation due to it's ease of access and concentration of quality moderates. Morning sun and afternoon shade make it easy to plan your climbs according to the weather or clothing.
Some of the better routes here include the elegant curving crack/flake of Buissonier
(5.7), the delicate and sparsely protected Mama Woolsey
(5.10a R) and the always popular, slightly slippery and well-protected Papa Woolsey
Most easily approached by walking along the paved road through the Campground past the east face of the Old Woman.
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
6 Total Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
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Buissonier 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : The Blob - Southeast Face
I never have figured out quite how to pronounce the name of this climb. I also have no idea what the hell a buissonier is. A buisson is a bush. The nearest I can figure is buissonniere, French for "to play truant or skip school". In any case, a pretty good climb.Begin behind campsite (#21). First moves off the deck are awkward - protect with small nut or TCU to avoid castration from sharp fin of rock below in the event of a fall. Either jam or lieback the left-angling crack. Gear be...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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