Elevation: 183 ft
GPS: 38.5174, -122.056
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Shared By: Nathan L. on Feb 9, 2006
Admins: Aron Quiter, Mike Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer Ski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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 Brinckerhoff 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.

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Classic Climbing Routes at Putah Creek

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V-easy 3 R
 5
The Warm Up
Boulder
V0 4
 3
Head Empty
Boulder
V2 5+
 10
Hell Arete
Boulder
V2 5+
 12
Purgatory
Boulder
V2 5+
 7
"Death Metal"
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
The Proposal
Boulder
V2 5+
 3
Rich Tac Toe Right
Boulder
V3 6A
 3
Robert's v10
Boulder
V4- 6B
 15
Hell Awaits
Boulder
V4 6B
 7
Heavy Metal Traverse
Boulder
V4 6B
 7
Slick
Boulder
V4-5 6B+
 12
S.H.P.
Boulder
V6 7A
 4
Chocolat
Boulder
V7 7A+
 8
Hellspawn
Boulder
V8-9 7B+
 3
Respawn
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
The Warm Up Heavy Metal Boulder
 5
V-easy 3 R Boulder
Head Empty No Thoughts Boulder
 3
V0 4 Boulder
Hell Arete Purgatory Boulder
 10
V2 5+ Boulder
Purgatory Purgatory Boulder
 12
V2 5+ Boulder
"Death Metal" Heavy Metal Boulder
 7
V2 5+ Boulder
The Proposal Rich Valdez Memorial…
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
Rich Tac Toe Right Rich Valdez Memorial…
 3
V2 5+ Boulder
Robert's v10 Rich Valdez Memorial…
 3
V3 6A Boulder
Hell Awaits Purgatory Boulder
 15
V4- 6B Boulder
Heavy Metal Traverse Heavy Metal Boulder
 7
V4 6B Boulder
Slick Rdside Boulder
 7
V4 6B Boulder
S.H.P. Purgatory Boulder
 12
V4-5 6B+ Boulder
Chocolat Purgatory Boulder
 4
V6 7A Boulder
Hellspawn Purgatory Boulder
 8
V7 7A+ Boulder
Respawn Purgatory Boulder
 3
V8-9 7B+ Boulder
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