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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 5.10 6b 20 VII- 19 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, 80 ft
FA: Mike Waugh, Randy Vogel, Mike Lechlinksi, Craig Fry, Dick Shockley, and Jerry Garcia, Jan. 1978
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Shared By: Roger Linfield on Jul 8, 2006
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is a runout thin face, o.k. but nothing special.


This is near the left end of the west face of The Blob. It is the second face route to the right of the obvious Beginner's Two crack.


one bolt and a few pieces of gear


C Miller
  5.10a R
C Miller   CA  
  5.10a R
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Safety in Numbers

"During the late 70s, mass assaults on various routes became in vogue. 4,5 or 6 (sometimes more) climbers would tie in at intervals into a single rope. The leader would head up with the standard (meaning minimal) rack of hexes and stoppers. The followers would begin climbing when the rope ran out of slack. The last person cleaned.

The leader either made it to the top in one "pitch" or when down to the last nut or two stopped and belayed. If more than one pitch were involved, the last person just kept going with the gear collected on the way and the conga line ran in reverse.

About the same time at Josh we named a route on The Blob after this phenomenon. After a couple bolts were placed, it too was climbed in a similar style by the gathered crew." Aug 9, 2013