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Routes in 4 - The Shock Block

Beer Factor S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Decorator Crab S 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a
Drive By S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Drive-In S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Idle Hands S 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b
Lost Cause S 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b
Moderator S 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c
Modifier S 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a
Spankterfied S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Svetlana S 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b
Ultramega S 5.12d 7c 28 IX 28 E6 6b
Warcraft S 5.10a/b 6a+ 19 VI+ 19 E2 5b
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Type: Sport, 70 ft
FA: Aaron Rough
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Shared By: Rough on Oct 6, 2012
Admins: Aron Quiter, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Access Issue: Mt. St. Helena Crags - Fire Damage from Fall 2017 Details


This was the 1st route on the Shock Block.

Start up the chossy water streak and then follow the face just right of the crack until the bulge. Pull the bulge and trend right across huge pockets up to the featured face above.


Just right of the crack splitting the lower Shock Block face.


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San Francisco, CA
Johan   San Francisco, CA
The left of the two anchor bolts shared by Decorator Crab and Idle Hands is highly suspect and needs replacement. The hanger spins, but more importantly the boltĀ itself visibly flexes when one pulls down on it. I did not try to pull outward on it (perpendicular to the rock) or otherwise see if I could dislodge it. The other anchor bolt felt safe, so I rappelled by placing my faith in that bolt.

Thank you to whoever has equipped these climbs! If anybody who is experienced with bolting in this rock type could replace it that would be a great service. Nov 18, 2015
Kelley Gilleran
Sacramento, Ca
Kelley Gilleran   Sacramento, Ca
I think something big broke off the face at the crux. The crux now revolves around a few shallow 2 finger pockets to a big pull up and right to a loaf sidepull jug. Felt like V2-3ish. The feet are what's missing. Mar 28, 2016

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