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Colorado > Boulder > Boulder Canyon > Blob Rock Area > Blob Rock
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Description

This is the main face of Blob Rock; the area right of the Central Chimney and left of the Right Gully. It holds the greatest number of climbs on Blob, both multi-pitch trad and one-pitch sport.

Routes from left to right:

A. Cold Fusion, 10, 1p, 40', 2 bolts & gear.
B. Offwidth to face, 9, 1p, 90', gear & bolts.
C. Under The Eagle's Wing, 12, 3p, gear & bolts.
D. Resolution, 9, 2p, 170', gear.
E1. October Surprise, 10, 2p, 170', gear & 3 bolts.
E2. Charisma, 11-, 1p, 70', 11 bolts. Starts atop C.
F. On Ballet 9-, 3p, 250', gear.
G. The Reamer, 11+ R, 1p, 100', gear.
H. Pool Skimmer, 9, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.)
I. Lichen To Like, 10d R, 2p, gear.
J. Olympic Swimmer, 7, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.)
K. David Schwimmer, 9, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
L. Shimmer, 9, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
M. Slimmer, 10 R, 1p, 80', gear.
N. Simmer, 9-, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
O. Astrophysics, 3p, gear.
(O. P1 of Astrophysics (aka Bolt Cola), 10-, 1p, 80', bolts. Start atop rock spike.)
P. Get Shorty, 10-, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
Q. Center Direct, 9+ R, 3p, 250', gear.
R. Where Eagles Dare, 10, 3p, 250', gear. 50' R of J.
S. Orange Corner, 8 R, 1p, 100', gear.
T. Eagles Are People Too, 10+ R, 1p, 80', gear.
U. Talon Contest, 10+, 1p, 80', gear.

Getting There

Take the trail to Blob Rock. It meets the rock at the Main Wall, near the route Lichen To Like.

Routes from Left to Right

5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 12
Cold Fusion
Trad, Sport
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
 2
Resolution
Trad 2 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 13
October Surprise
Trad 2 pitches
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 10
Charisma
Sport
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 50
On Ballet
Trad 3 pitches
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
 8
Erickson's Crack
Trad
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
 1
The Reamer
Trad
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 5
Pool Skimmer
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 2
Lichen To Like
Trad 2 pitches
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
 9
Olympic Swimmer
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 5
David Schwimmer
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Shimmer
Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 17
Slimmer
Trad
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
 40
Simmer
Sport
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13
 3
Astrophysics
Trad 3 pitches
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 140
P1 of Astrophysics (aka Bolt Cola)
Sport
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 58
Get Shorty
Trad, Sport
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
 5
Center Direct
Trad 3 pitches
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
 51
Where Eagles Dare
Trad 3 pitches
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
 2
Orange Corner
Trad
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
 1
Eagles Are People Too
Trad
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
 1
Talon Contest
Trad
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Cold Fusion
 12
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Resolution
 2
5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c Trad 2 pitches
October Surprise
 13
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 2 pitches
Charisma
 10
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
On Ballet
 50
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad 3 pitches
Erickson's Crack
 8
5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Trad
The Reamer
 1
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R Trad
Pool Skimmer
 5
5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
Lichen To Like
 2
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad 2 pitches
Olympic Swimmer
 9
5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b Trad
David Schwimmer
 5
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Trad
Shimmer
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Slimmer
 17
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad
Simmer
 40
5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a Sport
Astrophysics
 3
5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13 Trad 3 pitches
P1 of Astrophysics (aka Bol…
 140
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport
Get Shorty
 58
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad, Sport
Center Direct
 5
5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R Trad 3 pitches
Where Eagles Dare
 51
5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Trad 3 pitches
Orange Corner
 2
5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R Trad
Eagles Are People Too
 1
5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R Trad
Talon Contest
 1
5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b Trad

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Blob Rock Area.<br>
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Original photo by Jack Wyatt.
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