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Routes in Building Blocks - West

Acid Rain T,S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Birthday Boy T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Lego S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13
Lowe Route T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Scraps T,S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Stereotypic Behavior T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Technicon S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Vise Grips T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
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Description

A unique section of the Building Blocks, the west side is home to some of the more mellow routes at the crag and also some of the still-standing test pieces. Climbed since the late 60's, some of the routes here are still a bit loose, but for the most part, everything is solid.

A hangout for names such as Greg Lowe, Tony Yaniro, and Dan Sperlock the climbing here tends to be bold. Expect to find both traditional and bolted lines, with climbing on the spicy side of things.

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 - West

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
 38
Acid Rain
Trad, Sport
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
 9
Lowe Route
Trad
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
 24
Scraps
Trad, Sport
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a
 6
Vise Grips
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Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Acid Rain
 38
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R Trad, Sport
Lowe Route
 9
5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Trad
Scraps
 24
5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Trad, Sport
Vise Grips
 6
5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a Trad
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