Raphael Slawinski and Sarah Hueniken established a new mixed route near Field, B.C. last week. The mixed-protection mixed-rock-and-ice line climbs up right of Twisted WI5 and left of the new Nasty Habit M6 WI5.
To get to Blob Blob Blob, either climb the first pitches of Twisted to traverse a ledge. Ian Welsted and Bryce Brown linked the new route with the first steep pitch of Nasty Habit for a variation they called Nasty Blobs.
The first pitch heads up M6 to steep ice blob climbing up an arete on pitons, a bolt and some cams. You then head into a corner and more pitons and up to a bolted anchor. The second pitch climbs steep M6+ past six bolts to an ice exit.
Top shot by @brycebrownimages: "Ian Welsted on the second ascent of Blob Blob Blob. This new route was just established a few days ago by Raphael Slawinski and Sarah Hueniken. And what a route it is! We linked up the bottom pitch of the recently established and instant classic Nasty Habits with the upper Blob for the Nasty Blobs linkup. (Love the names this year!) The climbing is very unique – up, over and around huge ice blobs. Very awkward and gymnastic and harder than it looks! After this one Ian and I agreed we need to do more yoga. Field, Yoho National Park, BC." #iceclimbing #climbing #beerclimbs