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Routes in Building Blocks - East

Latter-Day Saints S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Mechanic, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Pinner Face S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Technicolor S 5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b
Techno-Weenie S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Zip Drive S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Type: Sport, 85 ft
FA: Tony Yaniro, 1987
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Shared By: bheller on Jun 23, 2009
Admins: grk10vq, WAGbag, Mike Engle

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The "other" bolt protected arete on The Building Blocks formation, easily overlooked. This is one of the few hueco and patina featured routes at the City with an eastern/southeastern aspect. A steep slab at the start draws you into an attractive overhanging arete about 15 feet up. The crux moves involve grabing the right holds as you climb through this steep section. Above the good huecoed patina arete, the route completely changes character. Finish the upper 2/3rds while clipping bolt after bolt on your typical City of Rocks grainy, technical slab.


The south east arete of the Building Blocks formation


Bolts only. Anchors at top. A Stickclip is nice.


Kyle Skunta  
Wow, so thoughtful and hard as nails down low. The body tension and transition to slab is committing. Then strap in for a 15ft runout to the 4th bolt on kitty litter 11ish slab which eases off a bit as you go up. Sep 15, 2016
I thought bolting was fine, very tension based climbing that makes you think! Enjoy Jun 6, 2011
Brendan N
Salt Lake City, Utah
Brendan N   Salt Lake City, Utah
poorly bolted Sep 9, 2009

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