The Blob - West Face Rock Climbing
BETA PHOTO: The Blob - West Face. Photo by Blitzo.
Highly visible on the drive into Hidden Valley Campground from the north, this slabby side of the rock has a number of easy to moderate routes ranging from 5.2 to 5.10+, although most are forgettable low-angled cracks and non-descript friction routes. One exception is Hobbit Roof
(5.10d) a face to roof crack, although it's actually located on a small block below the west face proper.
Most easily reached by a well defined trail that leads from the Intersection Rock parking lot past the west face of the Old Woman and into Steve Canyon and the Outback.
Weather station 10.0 miles from here
9 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in The Blob - West Face
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Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Blob - West Face:
Swagger 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad, 1 pitch, 60'
Hobbit Roof 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Featured Route For The Blob - West Face
Hobbit Roof 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b CA
: Joshua Tree National Park
: ... : The Blob - West Face
Approach: Hobbit Roof is on the west face (backside) of the aptly-named Blob formation. Look for the obvious roof 20' off the deck.This is a short route, but really fun! I'd give it 3 stars if it were longer. Thin and crimpy face climbing past one bolt (10d crux) lead up to the intimidating roof. The 10b roof protects very nicely with a #.75 Camalot. Get a good jam, take a deep breath, and fire it! Smooth sailing from here up the beautiful hand crack (#2 Camalot). Belay in cra...[more] Browse More Classics in CA