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Block Party 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Trad, 1 pitch, 40'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: Matt Hale/Ray Snead - 1975
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Submitted By: Brian Adzima on Oct 3, 2006  with updates from Brian Malone

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Probably best to rope up for this one.


Blocky Party has a very low crux, the first piece or two could prove very important. After the first 15 feet the climbing becomes easier.

After pulling thru the low overhang continue up the crack and finish at the anchors for Ambush.


Block Party is located at the right of a small cave immediately to the right of Ambush.


Gear up to hand size. Anchors at the top.

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By Floridaputz
From: Oakland Park, Florida
Feb 19, 2008

It has a tricky start. Once you pull through the first moves you will be in a layback position trying to place a cam in a blind crack. Hang in there cause it eases off soon. The rest of the pitch is interesting but not as difficult as the start.
By Matt Desenberg
From: North Berwick, ME
Mar 1, 2009

Fun route, I think this was the first 5.8 I did at Seneca. Steep in places and fun climbing.
By Calvin Landrus
From: Bend, OR
Aug 23, 2011
rating: 5.9+ 5c 17 VI 17 E1 5a

The starting moves are hard and with consequences if you pump out getting the first piece in. Pumping for a couple of more pieces.
By K Baumgartner
Jul 23, 2013

Full on Seneca 8 for the first 15 feet. I felt better once I was standing on the hornelette and dropped a #4.
By Frogmen83
Oct 20, 2014
rating: 5.8 5b 16 VI- 15 HVS 4c

So you lead 5.8?! Seneca at it's best. This route will work you for the first 20 feet, have your gear ready to place.

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