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Eric's Face TR 
Lie Detector T 
Robbins Crack T 
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Robbins Boulder Rock Climbing 

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This is the area that Woodson is known for. There are two classic climbs on this rock. Robbins crack and Lie Detector. This great 50 foot rock is excellent quality and easy to find. Robbins Crack was first climbed by Royal Robbins in the 60's.

Getting There 

One switchback and 100 yards above tower two you will see a large boulder(on the right side of the road) with a finger crack running from bottom to top. This is lie Detector. The rock is 40 feet from the road on a well marked path. Go to left of the rock and climb up to back of rock to reach Robbins Crack.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.1 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in Robbins Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Robbins Boulder:
Robbins Crack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 35'   
Eric's Face   5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c     TR, 25'   
Lie Detector   5.12a/b 7b 26 VIII+ 26 E5 6a C1     Trad, Aid, 50'   
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Rock Climbing Photo: 4 year old Chris Lindner soloing Robbins Crack, 5....

Robbins Crack 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a  California : San Diego County : ... : Robbins Boulder
This perfect hand crack is the Woodson classic. The rock is a little slick but keep your feet in the crack and you will have no problem. The crux is the first half of the climb. After the first 15 feet the crack widens for perect hands....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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Rock Climbing Photo: Boulder near the Robbins Boulder.  Has 3 distinct ...
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Rock Climbing Photo: Mimi de Gravelleon on Eric's Face (5.11a) and ...
Mimi de Gravelleon on Eric's Face (5.11a) and ...
Rock Climbing Photo: Robbins Boulder
Robbins Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: From top of boulder to pad below it is a bit beyon...
From top of boulder to pad below it is a bit beyon...
Rock Climbing Photo: Stephen Quale on a slab problem near Robbin's Crac...
Stephen Quale on a slab problem near Robbin's Crac...
Rock Climbing Photo: West side of ROBBINS CRACK.
West side of ROBBINS CRACK.

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By aris garrison
Jan 29, 2007
Classic, red camalots to the top.
By G.McCay
From: Galloway, NJ
Mar 27, 2007
Only one piece of protection is needed on Robbins Crack if you are going to lead it... a #12 curved stopper fits perfectly in the hole above when you are standing on the midway ledge. A pad can protect the moves to the ledge and the piece will protect you from hitting the ground from there.
By amockalypsenow
From: San Diego
Dec 9, 2016
What's the name/grade of the slabby boulder problem opposite robbins?

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