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Elevation: 7,085 ft
GPS: 40.0024, -105.3878
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Description Suggest change

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 Suggest change

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.

Per L Kap: take the left fork (easy to miss) at the raptor closure sign, which is turned around backwards when there is no raptor closure.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Blob Rock

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 72
On Ballet
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 180
P1 of Astrophysics (aka Bolt Cola)
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R
 65
Where Eagles Dare
Trad 3 pitches
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 20
Divine Wind
Trad 2 pitches
5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
 81
Orange Crush
Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 8
Extreme
Trad
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a
 15
Conan
Trad
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
 11
Erki Nool (WGA)
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 188
Jolt Cola
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 36
Respite
Sport
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 40
Bearcat Goes to Hollywood
Sport 2 pitches
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 16
Ginseng Rush
Sport
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
 6
The Radlands of Infinity
Sport 2 pitches
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c
 88
Vasodilator
Sport
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c
 6
Elephant In The Room
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
On Ballet Main Wall
 72
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
P1 of Astrophysics (aka Bol… Main Wall
 180
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Where Eagles Dare Main Wall
 65
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b R Trad 3 pitches
Divine Wind W Buttress aka Comedy…
 20
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad 2 pitches
Orange Crush Right Gully
 81
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
 15
5.11c/d 7a 24 VIII 25 E4 6a Trad
Erki Nool (WGA) Upper E Face
 11
5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a Sport
Jolt Cola Right Gully
 188
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Respite Right Gully
 36
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Bearcat Goes to Hollywood Dike Wall
 40
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport 2 pitches
Ginseng Rush Right Gully
 16
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
The Radlands of Infinity Central Chimney Area
 6
5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b Sport 2 pitches
Vasodilator Right Gully
 88
5.13a 7c+ 29 IX+ 29 E6 6c Sport
Elephant In The Room Right Gully
 6
5.13b/c 8a+ 29 X- 30 E7 6c Sport
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