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The Blob - Southeast Face 


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01793, -116.16382 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, Adam Stackhouse, M.Morley, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 16, 2007
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Description 

This small corner of The Blob, with it's handful of routes, is the most popular portion of the formation due to it's ease of access and concentration of quality moderates. Morning sun and afternoon shade make it easy to plan your climbs according to the weather or clothing.

Some of the better routes here include the elegant curving crack/flake of Buissonier (5.7), the delicate and sparsely protected Mama Woolsey (5.10a R) and the always popular, slightly slippery and well-protected Papa Woolsey (5.10b).


Getting There 

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


6 Total Routes


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The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Blob - Southeast Face:
Buissonier   5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b     Trad, 1 pitch   
Mama Woolsey   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ E1 5a R     Trad, 1 pitch, 70'   
Papa Woolsey   5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- E2 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
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Photo by Chris Fox.

Buissonier 5.7 5a 15 V+ MVS 4b  CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - Southeast Face
I never have figured out quite how to pronounce the name of this climb. I also have no idea what the hell a buissonier is. A buisson is a bush. The nearest I can figure is buissonniere, French for "to play truant or skip school". In any case, a pretty good climb.Begin behind campsite (#21). First moves off the deck are awkward - protect with small nut or TCU to avoid castration from sharp fin of rock below in the event of a fall. Either jam or lieback the left-angling crack. Gear be...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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This eyesore was strung like Christmas lights around some of the boulders at the top of Papa Woolsey.  This is not acceptable; leave the Home Depot supplies at home.
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