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Routes in The Blob - North Face

A Walk on the Beach T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c PG13
Ballbury T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
Bong, The T 5.4 4a 12 IV 10 VD 3c
Bonglett, The T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Hoblett T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Use It or Loose It T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13
Type: Trad, 50 ft
FA: unknown, late 70's
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Shared By: C Miller on Jul 3, 2002
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

This route is located about 50' left of The Bong (5.4) and starts off a wedged flake which forms the left side of the corridor this and other climbs are in. Chimney up the corridor and onto a wedged block to reach the first bolt which is a little high. Continue up the lumpy face above past two more bolts to the top. Gear belay about 40' back and then walk off down and left.

This forgotten route sat for many years with rusted 1/4" hangerless bolts, and more recently was rebolted to provide another fun, easy route for the area.

Protection

3 bolts (3/8"), gear to 3" needed for anchors

Location

This climb is 15' above and left of Ballbury and is the left-most climb on the wall.

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Michael Lagueux
San Diego, CA
  5.4
Michael Lagueux   San Diego, CA
  5.4
This route can be approached from left by scrambling up some blocks. Done this way, it's possible to simply step across the chockstone and onto the face to clip the first bolt, avoiding the chimney start. Jan 5, 2017
Wow. A bolted 5.4 in Joshua Tree National Park. That's cool. Mar 27, 2006