BETA PHOTO: Blob Rock Area. Original photo by Jack Wyatt.
East Blob is the rock just right of Blob Rock. It is composed of Blob Slab and the Upper East Face.
Blob Slab is home to runout slab routes like A Hike With Ludwig Dude (10a) and Crack Tack (10a) and one sport route, A Hike For Y2K (11d).
The Upper East Face has some great harder routes like Schizofrantic (11b), The Ticket (12a), and The Enlightenment (13b). It also has the most popular multi-pitch sport climb in Boulder Canyon, The Young and the Rackless (9).
Take the trail to Blob Rock. Head right and down a bit and you'll soon be at the base of Blob Slab. Continue around the right side of the rock and go up the gully to get to the Upper East Face.
Weather station 4.1 miles from here
20 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',3],['2 Stars',13],['1 Star',2],['Bomb',0]
Classic Climbing Routes in East Blob
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The Enlightenment 5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c Colorado
: Boulder Canyon
: ... : Upper East Face
An overhanging bolted finger crack way over on the right side of Blob, right of the Blob slab, and up the gully. This is certainly one of the hardest pitches in the canyon and only the big jug in the middle keeps it from solid 5.13c. A stout opening fingercrack (tape!) with no footholds leads to a burly move with really bad footholds. A few more jams lead to a big flake. Relax here because the end is tenuous, awkward, and just a bit hairy on the lead. For you trad purists, doing this route on ge...[more] Browse More Classics in Colorado
BETA PHOTO: East Blob from below.
By Leo Paik
From: Westminster, Colorado
Apr 8, 2010
Forest Service Reopens Climbing Areas in Boulder Canyon
Contact: Maribeth Pecotte, (303) 541-2500
Boulder, Colo. (April 2, 2010) The Forest Service has reopened some climbing areas in Boulder Canyon that were closed to protect golden eagles during their nesting season.
Security Risk and the Blob Rock/Bitty Buttress areas are now open to climbing and other activities. These areas are located along State Highway 119, approximately 1.5 miles east of Boulder Falls.
These closures help protect a long-established golden eagle nesting territory, including valuable alternate nest sites. Although these areas are being reopened, the Forest Service anticipates reinstating the closures in future years, to allow the eagles to choose their nest site without being disturbed.
The Eagle Rock area remains closed to climbing and other activities and is expected to remain closed through July 31. Signs will be posted at key access points into the areas remaining closed. Volunteers and Forest Service personnel will continue to monitor the areas.
For the most current closure information, check signs in the areas, or visit the Boulder Ranger District web site at fs.fed.us/r2/arnf/recreation/r....