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East Blob Rock Climbing 

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

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  • Description 

    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).

    Getting There 

    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.

    Climbing Season

    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

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for East Blob:
    The Young and the Rackless   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Sport, 4 pitches, 300'   Upper East Face
    A Hike With Ludwig Dude   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   Blob Slab
    Crack Tack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     TR, 1 pitch   Blob Slab
    Nighthawk    5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch   Upper East Face
    Long Live Rock   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 100'   Upper East Face
    Schizofrantic   5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     Trad, 1 pitch, 100'   Upper East Face
    A Hike for Y2K   5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a     Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   Blob Slab
    The Ticket   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Sport, 1 pitch   Upper East Face
    Mile High Comic Crack   5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a     Trad, 1 pitch, 50'   Upper East Face
    The Enlightenment   5.13b 8a 29 IX+ 30 E7 6c     Sport, 1 pitch   Upper East Face
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    The Ticket 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a  Colorado : Boulder Canyon : ... : Upper East Face
    This is an excellent route with great climbing on good rock. It is slightly overhanging with two distinct crux headwalls separate by a good ledge/ramp. The variety of finger locks, jugs, crimps and slopers require good footwork, body position, and endurance.The Ticket is located in Boulder Canyon, at the Upper East Face of Blob Rock, up the grassy gully between East Blob and Bitty Buttress. (Not the gully next to Blob Rock with Jolt Cola, Vasodilator, ?Conan?...[more]   Browse More Classics in Colorado

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    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

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