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Building Blocks Rock Climbing 

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A great crag for an all day visit or a short trip on the way out of the valley. Most of the climbing is 5.11 and up, but there are a couple runout 5.10's that should not be missed.

Getting There 

Park at the Circle Creek parking lot and follow the road through the first gate. The crag will be on your left after ~10 minutes.

Climbing Season

Weather station 15.1 miles from here

13 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',7],['2 Stars',2],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Building Blocks

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Building Blocks:
Acid Rain   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   Building Blocks - West
Pinner Face   5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Building Blocks - East
Scraps   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Building Blocks - West
Techno-Weenie   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Sport, 1 pitch, 70'   Building Blocks - East
Vise Grips   5.11+ 7a 24 VIII 24 E4 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   Building Blocks - West
Technicolor   5.12b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6b     Sport, 1 pitch, 85'   Building Blocks - East
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Rock Climbing Photo: falling on the horizontal traverse

Technicon 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  Idaho : City of Rocks : ... : Building Blocks - West
Climb up crack until it ends at horizontal. Then shove out with some sequencing through the horizontal(same horizontal that eventually leads into Technocolor arete and Techno-Weenie). Then pull onto arete and finish on last half of Technocolor arete. A bit pumpy but short lived, with some airy movement traversing to the left through the horizontal. Entering the horizontal from the lower crack is a wee bit tricky, unless your tall....[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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Rock Climbing Photo: Building Blocks @ another angle.
Building Blocks @ another angle.
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Building Blocks
Rock Climbing Photo: Dan Zobell on Pinner Face.
Dan Zobell on Pinner Face.

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