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Antebellum T,S,TR 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
Bell Bottom S 5.9 5c 17 VI 17 HVS 5a
Bell Bottom Blues S 5.11a/b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Bottom Feeder T,S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Carrying Futons S 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
Clyde's Big Adventure S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
El Patio V4 6B
For Whom the Bell Tolls S 5.11b 6c 23 VIII- 23 E3 5c
Poolside S 5.12c 7b+ 27 IX- 27 E6 6b
Underbelly T,S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
War on Peace, The S 5.12a 7a+ 25 VIII+ 25 E5 6a
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Shared By: Pinklebear on Oct 2, 2001
Admins: Leo Paik, John McNamee, Frances Fierst, Monty, Monomaniac

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Access Issue: Seasonal Closure - 2018 Update Details


This varied little traverse offers a nice landing and a good spot to hide from the rain. In fact, at one point during the El Nino summer a few years ago, it was the only piece of rock I could find in the Boulder area that wasn't either drenched or seeping.

El Patio is just uphill once you cross the downed tree over the creek to reach Bell Buttress. It sits on a comfy bench right of the big gully and directly below Arms Bazaar, Epiphany, etc.

This 45-foot long traverse is usually done right to left, though it goes both ways (V5). The crux is the middle, which can be made harder or easier depending on your elevation. A few eliminates can be fashioned as well. Beware the loose-looking blocks in the white rock above the traverse.


A crashpad.


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