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Drifter/Smoking Boulder

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Drifter/Smoking Boulder  


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Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 37.32888, -118.57484 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Jan 14, 2007
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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.

Climbing Season



Weather station 5.5 miles from here

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. Photo by Blitzo.
Descending The Drifter Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Drifter Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Drifter Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.

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