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Putah Creek Rock Climbing 


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Location: 38.5174, -122.056 View Map  Incorrect?
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BETA PHOTO: Main boulder at Putah Creek.

Description 

A nice alternative to the Nut Tree Boulders of Vacaville, though not nearly as large. The creek helps to keep things cool during the summer. The down side of this is abundant poison oak, found from the road to the water.

LeeAB adds: "There are 3 main boulders here. Just below the parking pullout is the Roadside Boulder, we did not climb there. As you head down the obvious trail look for the spurs that cut left into the trees. First you will pass a smaller less steep boulder with a couple of problems. The next boulder you come to is the Heavy Metal Boulder and is quite large, there is a rock shelf below the river side (steeper) of the boulder. The last boulder, the Purgatory Boulder sits right on and partially in the creek, the steeper face, faces the road and the bulging face is on the downstream side of the boulder."

Getting There 

Putah Creek is 7 miles west of Winters on Hwy 128. Look for a pullout on the left. Boulders are mostly hidden down by the creek.

Climbing Season

For the Wine Country area.

Weather station 3.2 miles from here

19 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',5],['2 Stars',9],['1 Star',3],['Bomb',0]
['<=5.6',2],['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',6],['V2-3',6],['V4-5',4],['V6-7',2],['V8-9',1],['V10-11',0],['V12-13',0],['>=V14',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Putah Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Putah Creek:
Hell Awaits   V3-4 6A+     Boulder, 15'   Purgatory Boulder
Heavy Metal Traverse   V4 6B     Boulder, 25'   Heavy Metal Boulder
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Featured Route For Putah Creek
Rock Climbing Photo: Mike DeWitt working his feet from final crimpers b...

Heavy Metal Traverse V4 6B  CA : San Francisco Bay Area : ... : Heavy Metal Boulder
Start on high shelf on the right side of the boulder and work your way left. From slopers, to crimpers, side clings to technical footwork, this route is a great project for those in the v3-v5 range. Having 2 pads would be a safe bet, you're feet are under a slight overhang and your back is over another small boulder the whole route until nice juggy finish. Crux is moving from slopey section to final pinch before jug. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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By LeeAB
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From: ABQ, NM
Sep 24, 2012
There are 3 main boulders here. Just below the parking pullout is the Roadside Boulder, we did not climb there. As you head down the obvious trail look for the spurs that cut left into the trees. First you will pass a smaller less steep boulder with a couple of problems. The next boulder you come to is the Heavy Metal Boulder and is quite large, there is a rock shelf below the river side (steeper) of the boulder. The last boulder, the Purgatory Boulder sits right on and partially in the creek, the steeper face, faces the road and the bulging face is on the downstream side of the boulder.
By sulli
From: Lake Tahoe, Ca
Feb 13, 2014
Would be cool to see some photos.

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