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Access Issue: Due to COVID 19, please be respectful of the residents of Almo. Wear a mask when indoors at places like Rock City or the Visitor Center. (1) Weather Wall, Yellow Wall, & all the crags north of Twin Sisters are CLOSED. (2) No trash cans. (3) Highlining temporary ban in place for CIRO and CRSP Details

Description

A primarily bolted crag with a deep and rich history. Climbed in the late 60's by pioneer Greg Lowe, bold, traditional routes were first established, most of which were unrecorded and still rarely climbed.

With the 80's came bolts and Tony Yaniro. A new wave of climbing reinvented the east side of the Building Blocks and a handful of amazing routes were set. This side of the formation is packed full of gems such as The Mechanic and Dave Bingham's classic Techno-Weenie

Morning sun / Afternoon Shade. Watch for rattle snakes on the approach. Expect about 20 minute approach.

Getting There

Approach from the Circle Creek Overlook parking lot/TH. Follow the double track road passing through a gate and out to the center of North Fork Circle Creek. Building Blocks - East is the crag set near, dead-center.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Building Blocks - East

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
 23
Pinner Face
Sport
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 9
Zip Drive
Sport
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
 40
Techno-Weenie
Trad
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
 12
Raingutter
Sport
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
 14
Technicolor
Sport
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Pinner Face
 23
5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport
Zip Drive
 9
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport
Techno-Weenie
 40
5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c Trad
Raingutter
 12
5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a Sport
Technicolor
 14
5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b Sport
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