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Astrophysics T 5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a PG13
Center Direct T 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a R
Charisma S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Cold Fusion T,S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
David Schwimmer T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Eagles Are People Too T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
Erickson's Crack T 5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Get Shorty T,S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Lichen To Like T 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b R
October Surprise T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Olympic Swimmer T 5.7 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
On Ballet T 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Orange Corner T 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c R
P1 of Astrophysics (aka Bolt Cola) S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Pool Skimmer T 5.7+ 5a 15 V+ 13 MVS 4b
Reamer, The T 5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a R
Resolution T 5.9- 5c 17 VI 16 HVS 4c
Shimmer S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Simmer S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Slimmer T 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R
Talon Contest T 5.10+ 6b+ 21 VII+ 20 E3 5b
Where Eagles Dare T 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Type: Trad, 60 ft
FA: A. Nelson, 2000
Page Views: 702 total, 4/month
Shared By: Joe Collins on Oct 6, 2003
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Description

This is a fun gear protected pitch on the south face of Blob, directly between Simmer and Shimmer (just right of the red line in the photo below). The Rolofson guide lists this as 5.10R, but we thought this route was no harder than 5.8, at most easy 5.9, with the crux being reasonably well protected. The easier sections of this pitch tend to be runout though.

The climb starts in a thin crack and wanders over easy terrain up to a steep short left-facing dihedral, just above a pegmatite band. Pulling through the dihedral is the crux, and is protected by a good stopper placement. Continue upward on moderate climbing, converging with the route on the right (and clipping one of its bolts), to a set of anchors.

Protection

Standard rack.

Photos

Detrick Snyder
Boulder, CO
Detrick Snyder   Boulder, CO
With the head-level bolt at the crux and an opposed RP and microcam on the terrain before that, this route does not warrant an R-rating. Aug 26, 2015