Elevation: 7,085 ft
GPS: 40.002, -105.388 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: Michael Komarnitsky on Dec 31, 2000
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac, Tyler KC
Access Issue: Seasonal Closure / 2020 Update Details

Description

Blob Rock is a huge, south-facing rock with many routes, ranging from one-pitch sport to four-pitch trad. Most newer routes are well-protected, but some of the old classics are a bit runout.

Due to its complexity, Block Rock is broken into several subareas. From left to right:

West Buttress - is on the far left side of the rock. It is home to trad routes Divine Wind (11b) and Night Stalker (9), and several short sport routes.

Dike Wall - is the smooth wall left of the Central Chimney. It has sport route Wild Cat (11a), a runout bolted route Bearcat Goes to Hollywood (11d), and the crack climb Wounded Knee (11b).

Central Chimney - is the prominent, slanting chimney that runs up the entire rock. The Radlands of Infinity (13a) and Tempest (10c) are the attractions here.

Main Wall - is the area right of the Central Chimney. There are lots of good climbs here, including October Surprise (10b), On Ballet (8+), Cold Fusion (10c), Bolt Cola (10a), and Where Eagles Dare (10b).

Right Gully - is the gully running up the right side of Blob Rock. It is the home of hard sport routes Jolt Cola (12a) and Vasodilator (13a).

Upper East Face - is above a giant chockstone in the Right Gully. It is home to trad route Conan (11d) and sport route Erki Nool (11d).

Getting There

Park in a small pullout on the right, just past Cob Rock. This is about 6.7 miles up the canyon.

A trail begins from the right side of the pullout. Follow it as it zig-zags up the hill. It will take you to the base of the Main Wall of Blob Rock in about 10 or 15 minutes.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Blob Rock

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5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 55
On Ballet
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 155
P1 of Astrophysics (aka Bolt Cola)
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 54
Where Eagles Dare
Trad 3 pitches
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 39
Wild Cat
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 15
Divine Wind
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 57
Orange Crush
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Extreme
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 14
Conan
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 28
Respite
Sport
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 10
Erki Nool (WGA)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 134
Jolt Cola
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 33
Bearcat Goes to Hollywood
Sport 2 pitches
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 5
The Radlands of Infinity
Sport 2 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 71
Vasodilator
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 7
Elephant In The Room
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
On Ballet Main Wall
 55
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
P1 of Astrophysics (aka Bol… Main Wall
 155
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Where Eagles Dare Main Wall
 54
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Wild Cat Dike Wall
 39
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport
Divine Wind W Buttress aka Comedy…
 15
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Orange Crush Right Gully
 57
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a Sport
Extreme Upper E Face
 8
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
Conan Upper E Face
 14
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad
Respite Right Gully
 28
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Erki Nool (WGA) Upper E Face
 10
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Jolt Cola Right Gully
 134
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bearcat Goes to Hollywood Dike Wall
 33
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
The Radlands of Infinity Central Chimney Area
 5
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
Vasodilator Right Gully
 71
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Elephant In The Room Right Gully
 7
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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