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Avg: 2.8 from 207 votes
Routes in The Blob - West Face
|Beginner's One T 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a R|
|Beginner's Twenty-six T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Beginner's Two T 5.5 4b 13 IV+ 11 MS 4a|
|Berkeley Dyke T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a R|
|Dialing For Ducats T 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b PG13|
|Hobbit Roof T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b|
|Safety In Numbers T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R|
|Smear Tactics T 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b|
|Swagger T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a|
|Type:||Trad, 40 ft|
|FA:||Steve Godshall, June 1971, FFA: John Long, 1975|
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|Shared By:||M. Morley on Jul 1, 2002|
|Admins:||C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes|
DescriptionApproach: Hobbit Roof is on the west face (backside) of the aptly-named Blob formation. Look for the obvious roof 20' off the deck.
This is a short route, but really fun! I'd give it 3 stars if it were longer. Thin and crimpy face climbing past one bolt (10d crux) lead up to the intimidating roof. The 10b roof protects very nicely with a #.75 Camalot. Get a good jam, take a deep breath, and fire it! Smooth sailing from here up the beautiful hand crack (#2 Camalot). Belay in crack.
Descent: scramble off climber's left.