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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

14 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',3],['3 Stars',8],['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
Trad Line   5.10- 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   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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Techno-Weenie 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c  Idaho : City of Rocks : ... : Building Blocks - East
This classic route packs a lot of good climbing in with four bolts. The face above looks blank and intimidating from below, but just enough holds appear to allow passage at a reasonable grade.Start by scrambling up to the horizontal crack system. Hand traverse to the right across the blank wall (gear) and engage the upper face. The crux comes after the third bolt and is a little heady since the feet disappear. Rap from the anchors above the arete....[more]   Browse More Classics in Idaho

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Dan Zobell on Pinner Face.

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