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The Fake Eppulator 

Hueco: V5+ Font: 6C+

   
Type:  Boulder, 10'
Consensus:  Hueco: V7- Font: 7A+ [details]
FA: Unknown
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Submitted By: Adam Stackhouse on Aug 1, 2006

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Description 

This is a shaded cave like hand traverse from the left to right "fin" of sorts, to a big stick with the right hand to exit. Keeping the feet way left helps. Hard


Location 

A small collection of boulders hidden by bushes on the righthand side of the switchback just after the Jaws exit and Rockwork Orange exit.


Protection 

Boulder Problem



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By Scotty Nelson
From: Boulder
Sep 28, 2006

Actually a genuine boulder problem without a crummy landing. Tough.

By OBdizzy
Jun 20, 2008

I think V5 is at least a two grade sandbag. I've sessioned this thing with a few different friends who routinely dispatch V7+ pretty quickly, and nobody has ever even done the top throw let alone linked it up from the sit. Who knows though. prolly little harder than V5 from the sit.

By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
Jul 2, 2008

Having little intimacy with the V-Scale, you could be correct. I too have spent many hours on this beauty, sans the send. The rating posted is a reflection of a V-Scale translation to the original rating of 5.12
Maybe at the time (as with many climbs) the FA folks dared to rate things harder than the given "hard" rating of the day...

By zacharydroth
Jan 2, 2010

This problem is hard for sure! I would say that a stout v6 grade would be a good call. All the move are there just connecting the dots is a bit power endurancy.

By GregH
From: San Diego, CA
Mar 5, 2011

For what it is worth, this is not the Eppulator, this V6 is unnamed.

the real Eppulator is on the adjacent boulder but facing the road.

By Darrell Hensel
Mar 6, 2011

Greg is right. The real Eppulator is the dike on the adjacent boulder, facing and totally obvious from the hairpin.

By EliotAC
From: La Jolla
May 3, 2011
rating: V6 7A

This is also known as the "Fake Eppulator"

By Adam Stackhouse
Administrator
May 3, 2011

Greg, Darrell et al.,

I changed the name to reflect your information. Thanks

By atp
From: Clairemont Mesa, CA
May 23, 2011
rating: V6-7 7A+

Great problem not typical to woodson. Starting left around the corner outside of what the picture shows on a big flake/rail. Took me some time to get but really happy I did. I agree with the eppulator being next to the road. I've been told the problem was called eppersons lunge, it sounded fitting to the problem.

By dtomczik
From: Bishop, CA
Jun 11, 2011

Before becoming the popular boulder problem that it is now, it is my understanding that the problem never had a name. Chucking from the rail to the lip was simply referred to as "the B1 lunge across from jaws."

By G.McCay
From: San Diego, CA
Nov 7, 2011

@atp...Eppi's Lunge is at Santee Boulders, to the right of Shockley's Lunge (wink).

By ron amick
From: poway, ca
Dec 11, 2011

Henny and Greg are right about the real eppulator being the dike problem facing the road, on adjacent boulder, gary is right about eppersons lunge being at santee not woodson (greg epperson had nothing to do with the the problem in question) and Doug is correct about it being called the B1 lunge BITD

...my 2 cents

By Andrew Rivera
Apr 30, 2012

climbingtoposofsandiego.com/perpetual2_056.htm

FA Chris Lindner?

By H Poet
Mar 26, 2013
rating: V6-7 7A+ PG13

Easily a V6 if not a V7. Super fun, low dyno to finish up.

By John3974
Mar 26, 2013

There is also a direct finish that goes straight up to small edge, instead of the big move right. Both lines feel around V5 to me,
but the direct line may be more doable for short people because a smaller friend did that move easy but couldn't stick the dyno.

By GoBoy
Dec 8, 2013
rating: V7 7A+

Great problem. Feels like the standard for a short V7.

By Matt Michael
From: Oceanside, CA
Mar 14, 2014
rating: V7- 7A+

Felt harder than some v7s that I've done. Felt v7- was appropriate after some reconsideration. Granted, those v7s were at tram, and were probably soft for the grade.