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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!
Makes up the right border of the Iron Curtain and goes down hill from there (pun intended!)
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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'
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Idle Hands 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b CA : San Francisco Bay : ... : The Shock Block
This was the 1st route on the Shock Block.Start up the chossy water streak and then follow the face just right of the crack until the bulge. Pull the bulge and trend right across huge pockets up to the featured face above....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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