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The square block at the base of the large scooped out headwall. Named for the surprising quality of the routes on it. I was encouraged to "not waste my time" on this section of the cliff. Glad I did!
Makes up the right border of the Iron Curtain and goes down hill from there (pun intended!)
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Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for The Shock Block:
Decorator Crab 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a Sport, 80'
Warcraft 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 70'
Beer Factor 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 70'
Drive-In 5.10b 6a+ 19 VII- 19 E2 5b Sport, 2 pitches, 45'
Idle Hands 5.10c 6b 20 VII 20 E2 5b Sport, 70'
Lost Cause 5.10d 6b+ 21 VII+ 21 E3 5b Sport, 70'
Moderator 5.11a 6c 22 VII+ 22 E3 5c Sport, 3 pitches, 270'
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Decorator Crab 5.10a 6a 18 VI+ 18 E1 5a CA : San Francisco Bay : ... : The Shock Block
Clip the 1st bolt from the ledge, then step off and right with insta-exposure! Crank up the large holds on alternating vertical and steep terrain till the final slab before the anchors. Classic! There is a 4 bolt Direct Start which starts on a lower tier of rock and goes up a nice dihedral (12 bolts - MUST use a 60M!)....[more] Browse More Classics in CA
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