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A Hike for Y2K S 
A Hike With Ludwig Dude T,TR 
Crack Tack TR 
Happiness In Slavery T 
Left Roof T,TR 
Of Human Bondage T,S 
Old Route T,TR 
Out Of Limits T,TR 

Blob Slab Rock Climbing 


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BETA PHOTO: Blob Rock Area. Original photo by Jack Wyatt.

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  • Description 

    Blob Slab is the smooth, low-angle, granite apron on the left side of East Blob. Most routes here are runout slab climbs established in the 1970s. A few bolts and a few gear placements are available, but leaders should be confident making moves above pro. A 2-bolt anchor exists at the top of the slab at the top of A Hike With Ludwig Dude; this can be used to set up a top rope (60m recommended).

    One modern sport route is here: A Hike For Y2K (11d).

    Routes from left to right:

    A. unknown TR, 7 R, 1p, 90'.
    B. Left Roof, 8 R, 1p, 90', gear.
    C. Old Route, 8+ R, 1p, 90', gear.
    D. A Hike With Ludwig Dude, 9 or 10-, PG-13, 1p, 95', gear & bolt.
    E. Out Of Limits, 10+ R, 1p, 95', gear.
    F. Crack Tack, 10- R, 1p, 95', gear & bolt.
    G. Happiness In Slavery, 10- X, 1p, 90', gear.
    H. Of Human Bondage, 10 R/X, 1p, 100', bolts.
    I. A Hike for Y2K, 11+, 1p, 100', bolts.

    Getting There 

    Take the trail to Blob Rock. Go right and down a bit and you'll soon be at the base of Blob Slab.

    Climbing Season

    For the East Blob area.

    Weather station 4.1 miles from here

    8 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',0],['2 Stars',8],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',5],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Blob Slab

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Blob Slab:
    A Hike With Ludwig Dude   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
    Crack Tack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     TR, 1 pitch   
    A Hike for Y2K   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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    Rock Climbing Photo: Bob D at the bolt on A Hike With Ludwig Dude.  Bob...

    A Hike With Ludwig Dude 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : Blob Slab
    There are a lot of routes on this beautiful slab which sort of run into each other. This one starts a few feet to the right of the right tree.... Thin face moves, head around the left of the bolt on the face to stay on the route. There is lots of fun smearing and such....[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

    Photos of Blob Slab Slideshow Add Photo
    Rock Climbing Photo: East Blob from below.
    BETA PHOTO: East Blob from below.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Not sure what route I'm on here. Late seventies.
    Not sure what route I'm on here. Late seventies.
    Rock Climbing Photo: Looking sketchy!
    Looking sketchy!
    Rock Climbing Photo: On Blob Slab.
    On Blob Slab.

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    By Guy H.
    From: Fort Collins CO
    Jan 23, 2012
    Don't depend on Bob's guidebook for accurate info on this wall. There are a few climbs that are mislabeled in the topo!

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