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The Blob - West Face

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The Blob - West Face  


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Elevation: 4,200'
Location: 34.01799, -116.16431 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: C Miller, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: C Miller on Oct 16, 2007
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Description 

Highly visible on the drive into Hidden Valley Campground from the north, this slabby side of the rock has a number of easy to moderate routes ranging from 5.2 to 5.10+, although most are forgettable low-angled cracks and non-descript friction routes. One exception is Hobbit Roof (5.10d) a face to roof crack, although it's actually located on a small block below the west face proper.

Getting There 

Most easily reached by a well defined trail that leads from the Intersection Rock parking lot past the west face of the Old Woman and into Steve Canyon and the Outback.

Climbing Season



Weather station 10.0 miles from here

9 Total Routes

['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',4],['1 Star',4],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',1],['5.10',6],['5.11',0],['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 The Blob - West Face:
Swagger   5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a     Trad, 1 pitch, 60'   
Hobbit Roof   5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b     Trad, 1 pitch, 40'   
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Featured Route For The Blob - West Face
Beginner's One

Beginner's One 5.3 3+ 10 III 9 VD 3a CA : Joshua Tree National Park : ... : The Blob - West Face
This route is only somewhat similar to Beginner's Two, but perhaps easier due to the lack of a steep 'pod' as had by it's neighbor. On the West Face of The Blob, there is an obvious crack on the upper half. Scramble up to this crack via a low-angle slab; mind the scaling rock, it can crumble. Access the crack, place some pro and climb to the top. The route is 5.3 or so, yes, but not sewn up and there is a little scaling on the bottom half- not the best intro to leading. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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