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The Blob - West Face 


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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
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 16, 2007
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Hobbit Roof, J-tree

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


9 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated 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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Featured Route For The Blob - West Face
Mike Conley soloing Hobbit Roof

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

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