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The Block Party 

YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c

Type:  Trad, 3 pitches, 300'
Original:  YDS: 5.11- French: 6c Ewbanks: 22 UIAA: VIII+ ZA: 22 British: E3 5c [details]
FA: FA Dave Martin Aaron Rashaw FFA Jeremy Kellogg
New Route: Yes
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Submitted By: Aaron Rashaw on Sep 8, 2008

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The Block Party

Gate Buttress Area Recreational Lease: Climbs on Church Buttress above vault remain closed MORE INFO >>>


20' left of Pandora's Blocks


nuts cams to .75 long runners draws 60 meter rope

Route Description 

This route links up good slabs with some of the climbing over broken rock. P1. Do a groove, clip a bolt, climb between a block and a roof, then enjoy some fun stemming above 100' 5.9. P1 anchors are also the last rap for Pandora's Blocks. P2. Step left off the belay do some loose easy climbing past a pin and a bolt. Continue up angling left on cracks/slabs and launch into the roofs and flakes above. Take care to runner this pitch 135' 5.11-. P3. Step left off the belay do some friction moves and head back right shooting for the weakness in the roof. Pull the overlap and do friction and crystals straight up the middle of the slab 65' 5.11- Rap the route on P3 P2 and an alternate set of anchors below P2.

Photos of The Block Party Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Topo for The Block Party
BETA PHOTO: Topo for The Block Party
Rock Climbing Photo: Dave Martin climbing P1 with the fun dihedral abov...
Dave Martin climbing P1 with the fun dihedral abov...
Rock Climbing Photo: P3
Rock Climbing Photo: P3

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By Dave Budge
From: South Slope of the Hindu Kush
Sep 8, 2008

Good job fellas. Looks great! Can't wait to try it.
By Tea
Sep 8, 2008

Nice work guys..way to keep the motivation mid-summer!
By Ben Folsom
Sep 9, 2008

Nice! Another South Side route.
Sep 11, 2008

If ya haven't, ya gotta!
By mountainsense
Sep 7, 2009

A great find, gentlemen--quality stone, super-fun moves and imaginative slab-work. What a fine addition to the southside! S
By johnny utah
From: Salt Lake City
Sep 5, 2017

Has anyone in all honesty freed the last pitch without using the second to last bolt for french free? It honestly seems like it isnt possible anymore / just not there... exfoliated off? below and above that point the climbing is good at 11-.

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