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Drifter/Smoking Boulder

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Croft Problem, The 
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Drifter/Smoking Boulder 


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The Drifter, northwest face

Description 

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.


Getting There 

Walk up hill from the Peabody Boulders.


4 Total Routes


['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',2],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',0],['5.7',0],['5.8',0],['5.9',0],['5.10',0],['5.11',0],['5.12',0],['5.13',0],['>=5.14',0],['',0],['<=V1',0],['V2-3',0],['V4-5',1],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',1],['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 Drifter/Smoking Boulder:
The Knobs   V5 6C     Boulder   
Change of Heart   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 35'   
High Plains Drifter   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 35'   
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Pouya on his send of High Plains Drifter

High Plains Drifter V6-7 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

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Descending The Drifter Boulder. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Descending The Drifter Boulder.
Photo by Blitzo.
Drifter Boulder. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Drifter Boulder.
Photo by Blitzo.
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