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Night Crawler V0+ 4+
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Saturday Night Live V4 6B
Type: Boulder, 13 ft
FA: John Yablonski
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Shared By: AJ on Dec 31, 2004
Admins: C Miller, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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This is an entertaining boulder problem 20 yards from the Real Hidden Valley Parking lot. Park and walk west, as per Loose Lady. After 5-6 seconds of hiking, look over your right shoulder. You'll see a big scoop with a chalky handhold on the left. Grab the hold, smear your feet and dyno to the lip. Then make an easy mantel to finish the job.

A rating on this one is pretty meaningless...


Erik Wessner
Joshua Tree, CA
Erik Wessner   Joshua Tree, CA
It can be done static and goes around V5/6, the dyno is fun, get out of your comfort zone and go for it! Nov 8, 2017
Thomas Claiborne
San Diego
Thomas Claiborne   San Diego
Has anyone else done this problem entirely statically by mantling on the sloping rail? The trad climber in me hates dynoing so I figured out some wonky beta for this. Nov 6, 2017
Speaking of not doing the whole problem, I assumed matching on crack was the proper start, making this a two move wonder. Dec 13, 2013
Russ Walling
Russ Walling
The name was picked by Yabo, who called it Saturday Night Live, because he did it 9 times in a row on a Saturday night for the FA. Yep, at night, FA, and I bet he did the whole problem too... not dropping off without the doing the mantel... the shame! 99.469% sure no flashlight either. Dec 1, 2007
The YouTube version of SNL Nov 12, 2007
Englewood, CO
ROC   Englewood, CO
Bring a pad unless you plan on manteling off the sucka. It's a long drop. Good landing, but a long drop none the less...made all the more painful in super tight climbing shoes. Personal experience... Sent on the second go! Jan 19, 2007
One of the funnest moves anywhere! Dec 22, 2006
Luke Bertelsen
Tucson, AZ
Luke Bertelsen   Tucson, AZ  
A truly classic boulder problem. You look at the face and it seems that the holds were placed perfectly for an amazing boulder problem. So good that you have to do it again and again. Dec 13, 2006
brad schierer
Tucson, AZ
brad schierer   Tucson, AZ
I'm 5'8. took me 4 tries before i could grab the jug and not swing off from the momentum. btw i used the rail in the scoop for my feet and it worked pretty well. tons o fun for a one move wonder. Aug 21, 2006
Joe Brophy
San Diego
Joe Brophy   San Diego
I agree with AJ. You can basically scrap the V rating on this problem. If you are 5'0" it will be a long flight to the top. And a person 6'0" and over it is really not a dyno. But either way it is fun, so have at it. Feb 10, 2005