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The Boy Named Sue Boulder

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The Boy Named Sue Boulder Rock Climbing 


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Elevation: 8,500'
Location: 37.5092, -118.7152 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Euan Cameron on Jun 2, 2010
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BETA PHOTO: The Boy Named Sue Boulder east face topo

Description 

This boulder is one of the smallest at Rock Creek, but despite its size it has the highest concentration of stellar problems in the area. All the problems feature technical moves on perfect granite over smooth flat landings.

The rock is so good that there are numerous link ups and eliminates that you can whittle away at if you tick all the major problems.

Getting There 

Walk in to the campground and cross the first small stream using the fallen tree at Gong Show Wall. Walk south and cross the larger stream again using a fallen tree.

Once over the river head south (left) and follow the trail close to the river. After about 60 yards you'll see the Clearcut Boulder on your right. At this point swing right then left and you'll see the boulder straight ahead.

Climbing Season

For the Rock Creek Bouldering area.

Weather station 16.2 miles from here

7 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in The Boy Named Sue Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for The Boy Named Sue Boulder:
Groove and Arete   V4 6B     Boulder, 15'   
Blood Brothers   V7 7A+     Boulder, 1 pitch, 12'   
A Boy Named Sue   V7 7A+     Boulder   
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Rock Climbing Photo: Melanie moving up to the good edge on Fluke

Fluke a.k.a The Drunken Master V8 7B  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : The Boy Named Sue Boulder
Start on two high, very small crimps, then up to a good edge, and then to the top, staying left of the arete. A right start variation (or completely separate route) is also possible with right hand low on the Blood Brothers left hand pinch and left hand on the better right starting crimp of Fluke. This may be a grade easier than starting with both hands on the two high crimps....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: The Boy Named Sue Boulder south and west face topo
The Boy Named Sue Boulder south and west face topo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Boy Named Sue Boulder east face topo
BETA PHOTO: The Boy Named Sue Boulder east face topo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Boy Named Sue Boulder north west arete topo
BETA PHOTO: The Boy Named Sue Boulder north west arete topo
Rock Climbing Photo: The Boy Named Sue Boulder north face topo
BETA PHOTO: The Boy Named Sue Boulder north face topo
Rock Climbing Photo: A Boy Named Sue topo
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