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Upper East Face Rock Climbing 

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BETA PHOTO: Upper East Face of Blob Rock.

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  • Description 

    This is the steep east-facing wall at the top of the Right Gully. It is above a huge chockstone in the gully.


    A. Perspective, 10, 1p, gear.
    B. Extreme, 11, 1p, gear.
    C. Erki Nool, 11+, 1p, 90', bolts.
    D. Conan, 11+, 1p, 70', gear.
    E. Devil's Rain, 10, 1p, gear.

    Getting There 

    Head up the gully past Jolt Cola and Vasodilator. Crawl through the giant chockstone at the top of a gully to a ledge.

    An alternative approach is to climb Decade Dance or Aging Time, walk right on the top out ledge to its end, then rappel to beginning of Conan and Erki Nool.

    Climbing Season

    Weather station 4.1 miles from here

    3 Total Climbing Routes

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

    Classic Climbing Routes in Upper East Face

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Upper East Face:
    Extreme   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   
    Conan   5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
    Erki Nool (WGA)   5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
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    Featured Route For Upper East Face
    Rock Climbing Photo: A kinda blurry shot of the opening moves on Conan.

    Conan 5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Upper East Face
    Possibly the most consistently steep trad climb in Boulder. As steep as Death and Transfiguration, without the stem rests. As steep as Comic Crack, but not a one move wonder. Not as steep as the last pitch on Vertigo, but way longer. As much value as Arms Bazaar, but steeper yet. Very aesthetic, great rock quality.Head up the gully past Jolt Cola, past Vasodilator. Crawl through the giant chockstone at the top of a gully to a ledge. An alternative a...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

    Photos of Upper East Face Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: Bob Horan on Limits of Power, Blob Rock.
    Bob Horan on Limits of Power, Blob Rock.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Blob Rock Area.  Original photo by Jack Wyatt.
    BETA PHOTO: Blob Rock Area. Original photo by Jack Wyatt.

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    By david goldstein
    Aug 11, 2008
    This is a great place to while away half a day doing pitches in the 11+ range: Conan, Extreme and Erki Nool are all excellent and of comparable difficulty.

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