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Astrophysics T 
Center Direct T 
Charisma S 
Cold Fusion T,S 
David Schwimmer T 
Eagles Are People Too T 
Erickson's Crack T 
Get Shorty T,S 
Lichen To Like T 
October Surprise T 
Olympic Swimmer T 
On Ballet T 
Orange Corner T 
P1 of Astrophysics (aka Bolt Cola) S 
Pool Skimmer T 
Reamer, The T 
Resolution T 
Shimmer S 
Simmer S 
Slimmer T 
Talon Contest T 
Where Eagles Dare T 

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

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  • Description 

    This is the main face of Blob Rock; the area right of the Central Chimney and left of the Right Gully. It holds the greatest number of climbs on Blob, both multi-pitch trad and one-pitch sport.

    Routes from left to right:

    A. Cold Fusion, 10, 1p, 40', 2 bolts & gear.
    B. Offwidth to face, 9, 1p, 90', gear & bolts.
    C. Under The Eagle's Wing, 12, 3p, gear & bolts.
    D. Resolution, 9, 2p, 170', gear.
    E1. October Surprise, 10, 2p, 170', gear & 3 bolts.
    E2. Charisma, 11-, 1p, 70', 11 bolts. Starts atop C.
    F. On Ballet 9-, 3p, 250', gear.
    G. The Reamer, 11+ R, 1p, 100', gear.
    H. Pool Skimmer, 9, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.)
    I. Lichen To Like, 10d R, 2p, gear.
    J. Olympic Swimmer, 7, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.)
    K. David Schwimmer, 9, 1p, 90', bolts & gear.
    L. Shimmer, 9, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
    M. Slimmer, 10 R, 1p, 80', gear.
    N. Simmer, 9-, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
    O. Astrophysics, 3p, gear.
    (O. P1 of Astrophysics (aka Bolt Cola), 10-, 1p, 80', bolts. Start atop rock spike.)
    P. Get Shorty, 10-, 1p, 80', bolts & gear.
    Q. Center Direct, 9+ R, 3p, 250', gear.
    R. Where Eagles Dare, 10, 3p, 250', gear. 50' R of J.
    S. Orange Corner, 8 R, 1p, 100', gear.
    T. Eagles Are People Too, 10+ R, 1p, 80', gear.
    U. Talon Contest, 10+, 1p, 80', gear.

    Getting There 

    Take the trail to Blob Rock. It meets the rock at the Main Wall, near the route Lichen To Like.

    Climbing Season

    For the Blob Rock area.

    Weather station 4.2 miles from here

    22 Total Climbing Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',11],['1 Star',7],['Bomb',0]

    Classic Climbing Routes in Main Wall

    Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Main Wall:
    On Ballet   5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a     Trad, 3 pitches   
    P1 of Astrophysics (aka Bolt Cola)   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Sport, 1 pitch   
    Where Eagles Dare   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 3 pitches, 210'   
    October Surprise   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b     Trad, 2 pitches, 170'   
    Erickson's Crack   5.10c/d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 75'   
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