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Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery
By: andy patterson When: Mar 27, 2014

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Comments: Bob, I have nothing witty to say. You raised the bar way, way too high.


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery
By: andy patterson When: Mar 23, 2014

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Comments: Yeah, it could be titled as The Scorpion boulders, but to be honest, I'm not 100% sure that that was even what it was called. Kelly seemed to be hazy on the details, and I just wanted to include what it MIGHT have been called. I'll take any historical info folks can offer. In the meantime, I wanted to honor the extremely dedicated and motivated folks developing the area.

Enjoy the fruits!


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : Frigidaire (V6-7)
By: andy patterson When: Mar 22, 2014

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Comments: Sunset ascent of Frigidaire. Andy Patterson climbing.




Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : West Nile Boulder (aka The ... : Skin 'O My Teeth (V9)
By: andy patterson When: Mar 19, 2014

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Comments: Yeah, I'm a huge Megadeth fan. Particularly the Rust In Peace and Countdown to Extinction albums.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Royal Arches : Maxine's Wall (5.10c)
By: andy patterson When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: I did this route about three years ago. It was NOT clean then. The climbing itself was good, but the upper pitches became considerably adventurous. I'm glad it's looking better. I thought the 2nd and 3rd pitches were pretty cool and rather demanding!


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : Skofield Park : Vanity Boulder
By: andy patterson When: Mar 14, 2014

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Comments: Great little bloc. If you stand on the road in front of the bathrooms and look across the creek, you can actually kinda see the Vanity Boulder through the trees.


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : West Nile Boulder (aka The ... : Le Privett (V7)
By: andy patterson When: Feb 22, 2014

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Comments: Here's a speedy rendition of Bernd climbing Le Privett:




Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : West Nile Boulder (aka The ... : West Nile (aka The Warmup) (V3)
By: andy patterson When: Feb 22, 2014

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Comments: Awesome. Thanks for the info. I always knew there was a better name for this boulder.


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Gibraltar Area : Gibraltar Rock : The Shard (5.12c R)
By: andy patterson When: Feb 9, 2014

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Comments: There's officially no wasps on The Shard. The little buggers have moved on.


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : Pop, Lock, and Drop (V6+)
By: andy patterson When: Jan 16, 2014

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Comments: Pardon the silly slo-mo. I had just purchased a slo-mo app on my phone, and was keen on experimenting. I know it's ridiculous. Great problem, though.




Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : Painted Cave : ... : Wedgie Roof (V6)
By: andy patterson When: Jan 16, 2014

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Comments: We always knew this would happen. The last time I tried the problem, I had this bad "feeling" when I got to the finger lock, and dropped off. There's alternate beta for sure--someone just has to commit!

Andy


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Jan 14, 2014

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Comments: Yes, Tim. Agreed.


Location: California : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Gyroscope (V8)
By: andy patterson When: Jan 8, 2014

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Comments: Ouch. What happened?


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : State of the Art (V12)
By: andy patterson When: Dec 4, 2013

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Comments: Not only has Thomas done all the moves, he has come heartbrakingly close to sending the rig (as of November, 2013).


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery
By: andy patterson When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: Thanks, Galen. As I write this, my forearm and left hand ache with Poison Oak sores. Currently, the trail is quite good, and the First Come First Served boulder has great flat landings, despite its steep positioning.


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : Sunset Delight (V2)
By: andy patterson When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: Awesome, Galen. We thought this was a fun and exposed-feeling moderate.


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: That's a better name than "Buckets Forever". We just wanted to call it something other than "That one warmup problem".


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Dec 2, 2013

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Comments: I can currently start from the boulder back and left of Jack, jump to the "start" boulder, and leap to the jug. According to the rules (and there ARE rules), you can't re-set your feet upon landing on each boulder; you have to spring off the same leg you land upon.


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : Frigidaire (V6-7)
By: andy patterson When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: Thomas nabbed the FA of Frigidaire on a balmy fall evening, ground-up, with a headlamp. Actually, he didn't have the headlamp—I did. I simply stood back, shined light where possible, and tried to spot Thomas. The higher he got, the less light I could offer. Watching Thomas execute the topout sans daylight and knowledge of the top holds was one of the proudest feats of bouldering I've witnessed in a long time. Next time you top out Frigidaire, imagine doing it basically in the dark, with no know... more >>


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Brickyard : Soot Patrol Boulder
By: andy patterson When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: People have been climbing a LONG time in that cave. There's no easy way to extricate FA info from the depths of history, so who knows. In any case, thanks for cleaning and climbing the line. Perhaps it will get more traffic, and become yet another classic B-yard traverse.


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Rattlesnake Canyon Crags (i... : the Labrador Ate the Cupcak... (5.6)
By: andy patterson When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: You would be hard-pressed to find a 5.6 sport climb of higher quality in SB. Consistent, good rock, and longer than it looks.


Location: California : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: That morning Thomas and I each downed almost a half-gallon of coffee. It was a 7 a.m. session.


Location: California : Lake Tahoe : I-80 Corridor : Donner/Truckee : Donner Pass Road : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Nov 14, 2013

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Comments: I have great memories of climbing this problem at night, during the 4th of July firework show. Amazing location.


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Candyland Boulders : ... : The Diamond (V8)
By: andy patterson When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: A compelling combination of power, subtlety, and everything in between, The Diamond has it all. The first move appears to be a bonehead dyno—it's not. Snagging the huge rail takes a surprising amount of keen technique. For many, the real crux begins at the top. I've seen myriad methods of pinching, crimping, open-handing, and otherwise pawing the horrible granite slopers on the arete. Whatever you do, know this: the finish jug is comically good.

This boulder problem redefines—for me—the def... more >>


Location: California : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Housekeeping : ... : Prowess (V7 PG13)
By: andy patterson When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: A little more detail: begin left of the Torque jug, kinda bear-hugging prow. There's a variety of starting pinches/slopers for left hand, and right hand should be on a sloping crimp. Perform a series of compression slaps and pulls, then join up with Torque for the glory-topout.

Do yourself a favor and clean the topout! Lotsa pine needles...


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