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Routes in West Nile Boulder (aka The Creek Boulder)

Type: Boulder
FA: Who knows?
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Shared By: andy patterson on Feb 19, 2014
Admins: andy patterson, M. Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer suchoski, Justin Johnsen, Vicki Schwantes

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Description

Stand start the prow of the boulder just right of The Warmup. Begin with left hand on sloper, and right hand on edge. Some surprisingly tricky footwork gains the top. Awesome line, and the easiest hard looking line on the boulder. Seriously—just looking at this thing we thought it was like V8.

Location

Just right of The Warmup. Climbs prow overhanging the creek.

Protection

One pad will do it. Pretty flat landing.

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andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
 
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
 
Sean, I'm flattered. Jul 30, 2014
Sean Crozier
Oxnard, CA
Sean Crozier   Oxnard, CA
Not really a problem but; climb up, then down, then up again. I call it Le Andy. Jul 29, 2014
5150dhbiker
Santa Barbara, CA
  V4+
5150dhbiker   Santa Barbara, CA
  V4+
I rated it as a V4+. The footwork is tricky, but once you get it, its pretty good feet the whole way up. If you're on your way to the creamery and a V6 climber like me...I reccomended stopping here first! Pretty cool. Jun 23, 2014
andy patterson
Carpinteria, CA
 
andy patterson   Carpinteria, CA  
 
Left hand on sloper, right hand on open-hand edge, deadpoint with left hand to decent open-hand edge, then step LEFT foot high and midline to smeary hold, and high-step right out to hard-to-see foot. Once you weight the foot, it's mostly over. Top-out is more or less straight up from there. I do grab the finish jug of West Nile with my left hand, but that's literally as I top out.

I promise you I'm not being a sandbagger! It is tricky to figure out, but definitely in the V4-5 range. May 8, 2014
What is that tricky footwork? I couldn't figure it out the other day.
Left hand sloper, right hand on open handed edge. Left toe down on jug to warm up start. Went left hand to edge high on prow.. then? It was hard to avoid bailing left on the warm up problem. Daniel & I figured a way to stamp a high right toe and stand it out, but then we were stuck in the moss without an exit? Beta help! please.. :) May 8, 2014