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The Blob - East Face

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I'm Not Afraid Anymore T 
Perfidious T 
Persian Room, The TR 
Surrealistic Pillar T 

The Blob - East Face Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01838, -116.16406 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 16, 2007


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The Blob - East Face. Photo by Blitzo.


The tall and formidable east face of The Blob faces into Hidden Valley Campground proper, and despite it's size has but a small number of poor to good routes from 5.8 to 5.13b in difficulty. Highlights here include Surrealistic Pillar (5.10b) a steep and often overlooked crack system, I'm Not Afraid Anymore (5.11b R) a seldom done Walt Shipley route which slithers it's way up a steep portion of the face and Perfidious (5.6 C2+) a thin overhanging crack/seam which has recently gone free at 5.13b, although most seem happy to still aid it.

Getting There 

Most easily approached by walking along the paved road through the Campground past the east face of the Old Woman and the southeast face of The Blob.

Climbing Season

For the The Blob area.

Weather station 10.0 miles from here

4 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Blob - East Face

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Blob - East Face:
Surrealistic Pillar   5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 110'   
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Featured Route For The Blob - East Face
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Surrealistic Pillar 5.10b/c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b  California : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - East Face
A super route that's not often done. Go straight up to finish. Bring the rack - all of it. The route is around the corner and right from "Mamma Woolsey" up the striking black pillar. DO IT!...[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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