Drifter/Smoking Boulder Rock Climbing
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The Drifter, northwest face
This huge boulder just up the hill from the 'Peabody Boulders' is home to 'High Plains Drifter', a Dale Bard problem that is a must-do old-school classic. In addition, there are many other classic problems, especially on the North Face of the boulder.
Walk up hill from the Peabody Boulders.
Climbing Season For the Buttermilks Main area.
Weather station 5.5 miles from here
3 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
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High Plains Drifter V7 7A+ CA
: Sierra Eastside
: ... : Drifter/Smoking Boulder
Start with sharp patina crimps and make some long pulls slightly up and right to gain a couple of slopers. Make a dynamic move off the slopes to gain better holds and an easy, but airy summit. This problem is a North American classic and a must do for the visiting boulderer.As a note of trivia, John Sherman referred to this problem as a benchmark standard for V6 in the first edition of his Hueco guide when he initially introduced the V-scale. It has since crept up in grade. ...[more] Browse More Classics in CA
Descending The Drifter Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Drifter Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.