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Routes in Sunset Boulevard

Type: Boulder
FA: unknown
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Shared By: Rob Riggleman on Apr 1, 2009
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Starting with a small left-hand crimp and a good side-pull just left of the arete, imagine a way up the blank-looking face.

Location

East-facing problem on one of the smaller boulders in this bunch.

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FA Mike Colee - Late 90's Mar 25, 2015
Jeffrey OBrien  
  V4
I just got on this and sent it today. I'd say v4 starting low and v3 starting higher. It's reach dependent to reach the slopers up top. Fun problem though at any grade. Mar 24, 2014
Tim King
  V5
Tim King  
  V5
Do you guys do this starting from the small left hand crimp near head height, or the super low undercling for the left near shin height? This 'version' seems to line up well with the 5s, but maybe I'm doing it wrong. May 3, 2013
Kelly Lindsay  
  V3
This used to be a really great problem, but it seems to have been altered over the years. The first move used to be really tough, but somebody decided to make it easier by adding a foothold. Apr 29, 2013
Nick Sullens
Yosemite/ Bishop
  V4
Nick Sullens   Yosemite/ Bishop
  V4
I take back my previous comments, I either don't remember how I used to do it or something has changed but this thing definitely feels harder than it used to. More like a 4. May 8, 2012
I think its more of a 4. I can usually finish 3s pretty easily but this one gave me a bit of trouble. Maybe my beta was bad but i would definitely put it a grade above Charlottes Web, panic in the streets, and almost all other 3s in the sb area. May 1, 2012
Joseph Stover
Batesville, AR
  V3-4
Joseph Stover   Batesville, AR
  V3-4
Those starting crimps are feeling awefully thin as of late... Aug 27, 2011
JKay
V3
JKay  
V3
Another victim of brush abuse :/ I agree with the V3 suggestions. Jan 12, 2011
Nick Sullens
Yosemite/ Bishop
  V4
Nick Sullens   Yosemite/ Bishop
  V4
Did you try the right heel hook on the arete to gain the ledge? That's the ticket for me Jan 11, 2011
Nick Sullens
Yosemite/ Bishop
  V4
Nick Sullens   Yosemite/ Bishop
  V4
Besides the first move pulling up off the ground, it's really not that bad, I'd say about the same difficulty as Panic in the Streets or Shaken Not Stirred, hence why its more like a v3. Regardless, it's a fun problem. Jan 10, 2011
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
For some reason, this problem engenders more conflict and controversy about grades than any other problem in the area. I'm not really sure why. Now that I think about it, Sunset Blvd has a bevy of mis-graded problems, like Call Me (already pointed out by Bob). Either way, it's fun, but not mind-blowing. Aug 9, 2010
I was out here a few days ago for the first time in ages. The starting feet on this problem used to be terrible (just getting established on the face was difficult), now the feet are basically huge. WAY easier than it used to be. V3 tops. Aug 5, 2010
Mattirvine
Flagstaff, AZ
Mattirvine   Flagstaff, AZ
It is v5 for sure! Jul 12, 2010
Nick Sullens
Yosemite/ Bishop
  V4
Nick Sullens   Yosemite/ Bishop
  V4
It's pretty soft for a 5, I'd say maybe a four, maybe a 3. May 3, 2010
Joseph Stover
Batesville, AR
  V3-4
Joseph Stover   Batesville, AR
  V3-4
Maybe it's V5 if you do it totally static and aren't too tall or have big fingers. The first few moves are tough, but doable for the average sized person and are around V3 possibly. There are 4 sloped crimpers, and some thin footholds that constitute the lower portion of the route I am referring to. Getting above that for the topout is significantly harder. I just dynoed it, which is probably not V5, although is still difficult in its own right. I just don't feel right saying it was V5... If I can ever figure out how to do it static, maybe using the right starting handhold as a heelhook or something, then I'll call it V5. Definitely harder than V2 and easier than V6. I wish more SB climbers would post on MP to get some consensus ratings... May 2, 2010