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V9, Boulder,  Avg: 3.6 from 7 votes
FA: tim battleson
California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > Santa Barbara… > Brickyard > Dancing Outlaw Boulder

Description

Start dancing outlaw move up left to the crimps in the middle of the face. A couple of bumps off the slopers and a toe hook get you over the lip. Set a heel and grab some patina to top it out.

Location

From Dancing Outlaw, traverse left and go up.

Protection

pad

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Setting the heel on the crimp before matching and moving up.
[Hide Photo] Setting the heel on the crimp before matching and moving up.
Making the final pump before turning the lip
[Hide Photo] Making the final pump before turning the lip

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andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
 
[Hide Comment] Wait to go, guys! The first encounter I had with this problem was back in 2010, with my friend Jake Novotny. After scrubbing the holds one afternoon, we started the problem down and left of the bump-rails, with our left hand on that sharp pocket thingy. From there, we climbed straight up in to the "bump" moves. Beginning on Dancing Outlaw looks better. At the time, we thought the top was pretty hard. We suggested a potential grade of V9 (we never did it) back then, and it looks like we may have been right. Feb 25, 2013
[Hide Comment] This is fricking awesome. I tried this a bunch when we first developed this boulder and was far too weak to get enough lift to get over the lip. I thought that move seemed really hard. Good name too. Well done! Feb 25, 2013
Sean Denny
Irvine
[Hide Comment] I remember trying this a few years back as well, but never got psyched enough (or strong enough) to finish. I had always assumed that Andy or someone else had already done it. Well, I'm stoked that it finally got done! Looking forward to a visit in the near future to give it a whirl.

Just to perpetuate the silliness, has anyone considered starting as for smooth criminal and traversing into this? Mar 2, 2013
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
 
[Hide Comment] Goshdarnit. Unbelievable problem. I tried it sporadically over the last couple of years, but I finally dedicated a couple of sessions this season, and finished it off. Good, brutal fight. I actually set up a "bump-machine" on my home wall to train for the consecutive lefthand bumps. It worked. Totally nerdy.

If you're stranded on a desert island, and you only have this problem to do for the rest of eternity, then you're in luck. Good job Tim and Logan! Sep 30, 2015
Bidimpata-Kerim Aramyan-Tshimanga
Los Angeles, CA
  V9-
[Hide Comment] This was a fun one indeed! youtube.com/watch?v=6aTObXf… Jan 1, 2021
Adam Weaver
Salt Lake City, UT
 
[Hide Comment] Really cool and powerful line. instagram.com/reel/CrV9T_XN… Apr 22, 2023