Route Guide - iPhone / Android - Partners - Forum - Photos - Deals - What's New - School of Rock
Login with Facebook
 ADVANCED
The Shock Block

Routes Sorted
L to R R to L Alpha
Beer Factor S 
Decorator Crab S 
Drive By S 
Drive-In S 
Idle Hands S 
Lost Cause S 
Moderator S 
Modifier S 
Spankterfied S 
Svetlana S 
Warcraft S 

The Shock Block 


Photos: Recent | Best | Popular
Page Views: 1,977
Administrators: Aron Quiter, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: Rough on Oct 6, 2012
Forecast:
Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat
Clear
87° | 58°
Clear
91° | 58°
Clear
91° | 57°
Clear
90° | 56°
Clear
90° | 58°
You & This Area
Best routes for YOU in this area
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Know the location? Show us! We need it for cool new features!
Doniel Drazin on the FA of Moderator.

Description 

The square block at the base of the large scooped out headwall. Named for the surprising quality of the routes on it. I was encouraged to "not waste my time" on this section of the cliff. Glad I did!


Getting There 

Makes up the right border of the Iron Curtain and goes down hill from there (pun intended!)


11 Total Routes


['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',7],['5.11',2],['5.12',2],['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]

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Shock Block:
Decorator Crab   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 80'   
Warcraft   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 70'   
Beer Factor   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 70'   
Drive-In   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Sport, 2 pitches, 45'   
Idle Hands   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 70'   
Lost Cause   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Sport, 70'   
Moderator   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Sport, 3 pitches, 270'   
Browse More Classics in The Shock Block

Featured Route For The Shock Block
Last Climb of the day - cleaning anchors on decorator crab

Decorator Crab 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  CA : San Francisco Bay : ... : The Shock Block
Clip the 1st bolt from the ledge, then step off and right with insta-exposure! Crank up the large holds on alternating vertical and steep terrain till the final slab before the anchors. Classic! There is a 4 bolt Direct Start which starts on a lower tier of rock and goes up a nice dihedral (12 bolts - MUST use a 60M!)....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

Comments on The Shock Block Add Comment
Show which comments
- none yet -