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Building Blocks - West

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Acid Rain T,S 
Birthday Boy T 
Lego S 
Scraps T,S 
Stereotypic Behavior T 
Technicon S 
Vise Grips T 

Building Blocks - West  


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Submitted By: grk10vq on Apr 25, 2012
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Description 

A unique section of the Building Blocks, the west side is home to some of the more mellow routes at the crag and also some of the still-standing test pieces. Climbed since the late 60's, some of the routes here are still a bit loose, but for the most part, everything is solid.

A hangout for names such as Greg Lowe, Tony Yaniro, and Dan Sperlock the climbing here tends to be bold. Expect to find both traditional and bolted lines, with climbing on the spicy side of things.

Getting There 

Approach from the Circle Creek Overlook parking lot/TH. Follow the double track road passing through a gate and out to the center of North Fork Circle Creek. Building Blocks - East is the crag set near, dead-center.

Climbing Season

For the City of Rocks area.

Weather station 15.1 miles from here

7 Total Routes

['4 Stars',1],['3 Stars',4],['2 Stars',1],['1 Star',1],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',4],['5.11',3],['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 Building Blocks - West:
Lego   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a PG13     Sport, 1 pitch, 95'   
Acid Rain   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a R     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 90'   
Scraps   5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c     Trad, Sport, 1 pitch, 80'   
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Featured Route For Building Blocks - West
falling on the horizontal traverse

Technicon 5.11d 7a 24 VIII 25 E5 6a  ID : City of Rocks : ... : Building Blocks - West
Climb up crack until it ends at horizontal. Then shove out with some sequencing through the horizontal(same horizontal that eventually leads into Technocolor arete and Techno-Weenie). Then pull onto arete and finish on last half of Technocolor arete. A bit pumpy but short lived, with some airy movement traversing to the left through the horizontal. Entering the horizontal from the lower crack is a wee bit tricky, unless your tall....[more]   Browse More Classics in ID

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