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Big Horn 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- British: HVS 4c Hueco: V0- Font: 4-

Type: Trad, Boulder, 12'
Consensus:  YDS: 5.9- French: 5c Ewbanks: 17 UIAA: VI British: HVS 4c Hueco: V0- Font: 4- [details]
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Mar 8, 2006
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Trying some variation on Big Horn...good times.

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This is a very enjoyable boulder just past The Cave turnoff and Manuel's Horror. At the road's switchback look left towards the city view and notice a modest overhanging boulder. It consists of probably 6 variations, from 5.8/9 jugs, to a 5.11+ sit start option. Great fun, good for the beginner.


A bolt can serve as a TR anchor.

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Big Horn 5.8+ Looking west towards the ocean.
Big Horn 5.8+ Looking west towards the ocean.
Big Horn (5.8 to 5.11)
BETA PHOTO: Big Horn (5.8 to 5.11)
A great spot to end the day.
A great spot to end the day.
Matt topping out Big Horn
Matt topping out Big Horn
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By Ebb
From: Vancouver, WA
May 10, 2010
rating: 5.9 5c 17 VI HVS 5a  V0 4

There are actually a pair of bolts over the commonly done 5.9 route (about top center of photo). One can scramble up the back to set a TR (low 5th class).

By RAZORsharp
From: Carlsbad CA
Nov 15, 2010

Rather cool boulder problem. I used shallow pods at the back of the crack over the top to throw a heel and mantle. A bit scary looking down from the top, it sneaks up on you!