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Routes in Debra

Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: Bernd Zeugswetter and Friends? Sean Denny?
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Shared By: Sean Denny on Apr 23, 2011
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Sit start matched on the obvious flake. Head up and left using a block and some good edges. Go to the higher flake beneath the tree. Tunnel through the tree to top it out.

Brilliant! A new Santa Barbara classic. Great movement between good holds.

On another note, tread lightly on the block. Hopefully it won't break, but it's flexing a little...

Location

Debra Boulder. Start as for Debra but stay left.

Protection

Pads are highly recommended as there is a nice pair of boulders to fall into once on the upper face

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5150dhbiker
Santa Barbara, CA
5150dhbiker   Santa Barbara, CA
This is my favorite boulder up here and, in my opinion, the best V4 in SB. My only warning is to tread lightly on the big flake. Over time, it has gotten really loose...and today was no exception. I don't want to be on the receiving end of it breaking! May 31, 2015
Sean Denny
Irvine
 
Sean Denny   Irvine
 
Yeah, V3 did seem a bit tough for this problem. Unfortunately, I think its substantially size dependent. The second move is pretty tough for the shorter inclined.
In any case, it is a great problem, and I really hope that block doesn't break. Nov 1, 2011
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
  V4+
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
  V4+
After the big starting edge, it's kind of a long way to the next hold. There used to be a gaston jug at some time in the past, but it's gone now. Friends of mine did the problem years ago (with the gaston jug) and called it V4 or so. Now, without said jug, it's purdy powerful. In my opinion, V3 is a bit of a sandbag... at least judging from the the way we were climbing it. Good problem regardless. And yes, some holds are flexing. Oct 29, 2011