Type: Boulder, 10 ft
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Adam Stackhouse on Aug 1, 2006
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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


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


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Scotty Nelson
Scotty Nelson   Boulder
Actually a genuine boulder problem without a crummy landing. Tough. Sep 28, 2006
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. Jun 20, 2008
Adam Stackhouse

Adam Stackhouse    
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... Jul 2, 2008
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. Jan 2, 2010
San Diego, CA
GregH   San Diego, CA
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. Mar 5, 2011
Greg is right. The real Eppulator is the dike on the adjacent boulder, facing and totally obvious from the hairpin. Mar 6, 2011
Mill Valley
EliotAC   Mill Valley
This is also known as the "Fake Eppulator" May 3, 2011
Adam Stackhouse

Adam Stackhouse    
Greg, Darrell et al.,

I changed the name to reflect your information. Thanks May 3, 2011
Clairemont Mesa, CA
atp   Clairemont Mesa, CA
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. May 23, 2011
Bishop, CA
dtomczik   Bishop, CA
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." Jun 11, 2011
Galloway, NJ
G.McCay   Galloway, NJ
@atp...Eppi's Lunge is at Santee Boulders, to the right of Shockley's Lunge (wink). Nov 7, 2011
ron amick
poway, ca
ron amick   poway, ca
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 Dec 11, 2011
H Poet
  V6-7 PG13
H Poet  
  V6-7 PG13
Easily a V6 if not a V7. Super fun, low dyno to finish up. 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. Mar 26, 2013
Great problem. Feels like the standard for a short V7. Dec 8, 2013
Matt Michael
Oceanside, CA
Matt Michael   Oceanside, CA
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. Mar 14, 2014
I'm having a little bit of trouble finding this problem. If any of you know the coordinates, or can mark it on a map thatd be awesome. Apr 7, 2016
glc   CA
GPS: 33 00.355 N 116 58.089 W The red mark in the picture is where The Fake Eppulator is located. It's partially under a tree and another larger boulder. You can climb the arete too, which is really cool as well and comparable in difficulty.
Apr 9, 2016
On Friday night I saw these ridiculous tick marks on this boulder. Is this for real? If so, please don't do it again. On the other hand, it may be a comment on some other recent egregrious tick marks, in which case I guess it is kind of funny.
Jul 3, 2016
youtu.be/Ov78raeltVc Jun 12, 2017
Josh Beck
Josh Beck  
Super fun problem, I always really enjoyed it. The jump is much more easily done rodeo style (swinging/kicking a leg) than a pure dyno. I think V7 is spot on. Jul 24, 2018