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The Blob - West Face

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The Blob - West Face Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01799, -116.16431 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 16, 2007
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BETA PHOTO: The Blob - West Face. Photo by Blitzo.

Description 

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.

Getting There 

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.

Climbing Season



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]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['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]

Classic Climbing Routes in The Blob - West Face

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'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Dialing For Ducats

Dialing For Ducats 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - West Face
This is a two bolt face route just right of the upper portion of Beginner's Two....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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