Type: Trad, Alpine, 115 ft (35 m), Grade II
FA: Renny Jackson and Larry Detrick, August 1984
Page Views: 962 total · 22/month
Shared By: Jesse Bryant on Jul 21, 2020
Admins: Mike Snyder, Taylor Spiegelberg, Jake Dickerson

You & This Route

8 Opinions
Your To-Do List: Add To-Do ·
Your Star Rating:
Rating Rating Rating Rating Rating      Clear Rating
Your Difficulty Rating:
-none- Change
Your Ticks:Add New Tick
Use onX Backcountry to explore the terrain in 3D, view recent satellite imagery, and more. Now available in onX Backcountry Mobile apps! For more information see this post.
Warning Access Issue: Baxter's Pinnacle and Southwest Descent Gully Closed for Nesting Peregrine Falcons DetailsDrop down

Description of the Oscillations Suggest change

The original Blobular Oscillations involved some additional wild pitches near the top of Guides' Wall that I've never (and are rarely...) climbed. This description is for just the stellar alternative first pitch to Guides' Wall that brings you directly to the first set of bolted anchors on the route which also functions as the final rap station. If you've ever been on the last rappel off Guides' Wall and thought, "wow, this rap line looks incredible..." you were right! It is! And it is even just top-ropable with a 70m! Just be sure not to clog up the rap line for other parties.

There are two ways to start:
1) Start left of the tree move up the 4th class corner and then traverse right out low onto the blank face behind the tree or
2) Start right of the tree up blocky terrain trending left.
Either way, aim to end up just below the big obvious flake feature on the right end of the roof. Get some good gear here and then fire up the flake (crux)!

From here on the climb is easier, incredible, and reminds me of some of the classic moderate single pitch climbs in places like Joshua Tree or City of Rocks. There's some thin face climbing, another small and easier roof feature, and even a well-protected stemmy section. Continue to the chains and enjoy the clean white granite goodness!

This pitch alone is incredible, but combined with the best of the rest of Guides' Wall this has to be one of the best overall rock lines in the Tetons!

Location of the Oscillations Suggest change

The climb is directly above the tree at the beginning of Guides' Wall.

Protection from the Blobs Suggest change

A few extra small pieces is helpful, but basically the same rack you'd use for the rest of Guides' Wall.