Elevation: 4,200 ft
GPS: 34.01822, -116.16435
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Shared By: Mike Morley on Jun 17, 2002
Admins: Greg Opland, C Miller, Gunkswest, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

Description

The Blob is the next large formation north of The Old Woman in Hidden Valley Campground.

On the East Face (facing the campground), Papa Woolsey (5.10b) is one of the few true JT "sport routes". Mama Woolsey (5.10a R) lies just right of Papa Woolsey, and is tricky to protect (think RP's) below the crux and a serious lead. Buissonier is a fun 5.7 around the corner left of the previous routes. Descents for these routes is an exposed walk-off to the south.

On the West Face, The Bong is an easily-protectable 5.4 that makes for an excellent first trad lead (Others include Beginner's Two (5.2) and Beginner's One (5.3). Hobbit Roof (5.10d) is short but sweet, and the crimpy crux is protected with a bolt.

Getting There

Buissonier and the Woolsey routes are approached through campsite (#21) along paved loop of HVCG. Be sure to ask for permission before charging through an occupied campsite.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Blob

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V4 6B R
 3
Free Stickers
Boulder
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
 724
The Bong
Trad
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b C2+ R
 5
Perfidious
Trad, Aid
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 341
Buissonier
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 62
Mama Woolsey
Trad
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 7
Swagger
Trad
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 222
Papa Woolsey
Trad
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 57
Surrealistic Pillar
Trad
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 3
Smear Tactics
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 7
The Wonderful World Of Art
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b V1- 5-
 353
Hobbit Roof
Trad, Boulder
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 3
The Persian Room
TR
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Free Stickers Blob - W Face
 3
V4 6B R Boulder
The Bong Blob - N Face
 724
5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c Trad
Perfidious Blob - E Face
 5
5.6 4c 14 V 12 S 4b C2+ R Trad, Aid
Buissonier Blob - Southeast Face
 341
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Mama Woolsey Blob - Southeast Face
 62
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
Swagger Blob - W Face
 7
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Papa Woolsey Blob - Southeast Face
 222
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad
Surrealistic Pillar Blob - E Face
 57
5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
Smear Tactics Blob - W Face
 3
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad
The Wonderful World Of Art Blob - Southeast Face
 7
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
Hobbit Roof Blob - W Face
 353
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b V1- 5- Trad, Boulder
The Persian Room Blob - E Face
 3
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c TR
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