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Blob Slab

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A Hike for Y2K S 
A Hike With Ludwig Dude T,TR 
Crack Tack TR 
Left Roof T,TR 
Of Human Bondage T,S 
Old Route T,TR 
Out Of Limits T,TR 

Blob Slab  


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Submitted By: Ron Olsen on Mar 29, 2006
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  • Description 

    Blob Slab is the smooth, low-angle, granite apron on the left side of East Blob. Most routes here are runout slab climbs established in the 1970s. A few bolts and a few gear placements are available, but leaders should be confident making moves above pro. A 2-bolt anchor exists at the top of the slab at the top of A Hike With Ludwig Dude; this can be used to set up a top rope (60m recommended).

    One modern sport route is here: A Hike For Y2K (11d).

    Routes from left to right:

    A. unknown TR, 7 R, 1p, 90'.
    B. Left Roof, 8 R, 1p, 90', gear.
    C. Old Route, 8+ R, 1p, 90', gear.
    D. A Hike With Ludwig Dude, 9 or 10-, PG-13, 1p, 95', gear & bolt.
    E. Out Of Limits, 10+ R, 1p, 95', gear.
    F. Crack Tack, 10- R, 1p, 95', gear & bolt.
    G. Of Human Bondage, 10 R/X, 1p, 100', bolts.
    H. A Hike for Y2K, 11+, 1p, 100', bolts.

    Getting There 

    Take the trail to Blob Rock. Go right and down a bit and you'll soon be at the base of Blob Slab.

    Climbing Season



    Weather station 4.1 miles from here

    7 Total Routes

    ['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',5],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
    ['<=5.6',0],['5.7',1],['5.8',1],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',1],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',0],['V6-7',0],['V8-9',0],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

    The Classics

    Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Blob Slab:
    Crack Tack   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     TR, 1 pitch   
    A Hike With Ludwig Dude   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Trad, TR, 1 pitch   
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    Featured Route For Blob Slab
    Ivan lines up the crux moves.

    A Hike for Y2K 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  CO : Boulder Canyon : ... : Blob Slab
    A Hike for Y2K is on the far right side of Blob Slab. It starts off a ledge with a 2-bolt belay anchor (accessed by a short 3rd-class scramble). This route looks like a complete slab; however, two bulges provide crux moves that are decidedly unslabby. The crux is in the first bulge - thin moves up the bulge on slopers and microcrimps (11+) lead to a decent edge. The main difficulty is you can't see any of the needed holds from under the bulge. After this, there is a similar sequence...[more]   Browse More Classics in CO

    Photos of Blob Slab Slideshow Add Photo
    Blob Rock Area.  Original photo by Jack Wyatt.
    BETA PHOTO: Blob Rock Area. Original photo by Jack Wyatt.
    East Blob from below.
    BETA PHOTO: East Blob from below.
    On Blob Slab.
    On Blob Slab.
    Looking sketchy!
    Looking sketchy!

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    By Guy H.
    From: Fort Collins CO
    Jan 23, 2012
    Don't depend on Bob's guidebook for accurate info on this wall. There are a few climbs that are mislabeled in the topo!
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