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Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > Potter's Point > ... > The Brute (V9)
By: Tim King When: Feb 7, 2013

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: Brute Project
Brute Project

Thomas was almost sticking this today. Multiple times was even closer than this, but I'm a shiety photographer so that's what you get.

This thing is rad though, and will be a great addition to Potters (especially from the sit; yikes!)

Edit: 2/14/13
Tom sent this one today from the stand. Started working the sit, with every move but one, but the link still looks ferocious.


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > Potter's Point > ... > Soon I Will Be Gone (V7)
By: Tim King When: Feb 7, 2013

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Comments: Nice work on this one, Sean! Got a few peeps out there today to check it out. No full send (broke a piece off that upper crescent crimp which foiled the send; shouldn't affect difficulty), but solid V7 seems about right (report back after clean send). And in warm conditions, good luck...

Powerful, delicate, balancy, awkward... Great climb! Especially once it's fully cleaned up, a new classic Potters Point problem.

edit: Prime conditions certainly help on this problem...


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > Potter's Point > ... > Roadhouse Blues (V6-)
By: Tim King When: Feb 7, 2013

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Comments: Awesome problem; good rock and great movement! A lot of climbing for such a small boulder, and packs a punch with that finish move.

Edit: After going back out and repeating this one today and getting a couple other strong fellas on it, I think it may be solid V6. Feels at least as hard (actually probably a bit harder) than Ballet Lessons. Thomas (who almost stuck the Brute Project today, fingers carresing that mini jug) thought it was stout, even at 6. Whatever the rating, and despite it's dimi... more >>


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > The Lizard's Mouth > ... > Squash (V3)
By: Tim King When: Feb 4, 2013

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Comments: Ah, that sure does make sense (for both lines).

If the chaparral is dense, it is seriously one of the hardest (if not impossible) types of terrain I've ever experienced.


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > San Ysidro (Bouldering) > The Oracle (V7)
By: Tim King When: Feb 4, 2013

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Comments: This boulder can easily be seen off the side of the trail.

Rock Climbing Photo: Oracle Boulder from the trail
Oracle Boulder from the trail



Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > San Ysidro (Bouldering) > Wet Work Dihedral (5.10 V1 R)
By: Tim King When: Feb 4, 2013

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Comments: There's also this one directly to the right. No crack, so more of a stemming problem, but much easier to protect than it's neighbor to the left.
Rock Climbing Photo: Stem
Stem



Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > San Ysidro (Bouldering) > Myth of Silenus (V3)
By: Tim King When: Feb 4, 2013

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Comments: I don't mind people posting entries when they don't have all the information (in fact, it's one of the best ways to get info about a problem), but ones like that just add to confusion. There is literally no way I could use this entry to find this boulder or problem.

Also, if you google 'san ysidro bouldering' (don't even have to specify Santa Barbara) this page comes up in the first few hits: americanrivierabouldering.blog...
documenting most of the bould... more >>


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > San Ysidro (Bouldering)
By: Tim King When: Feb 4, 2013

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Comments: Alexander seemed a bit busy to add photos, so I snapped a couple. I tried to match the pictures up with the problems/descriptions, but may not be 100% correct. Let me know if there's anything is wrong.

Not sure on the FA status on anything here, as everything listed is pretty much directly off the trail.

The stone in the area can be pretty good due to water washing, but it is by no means 'concentrated'. There are a few quality problems scattered throughout the canyon, and the setting is nice (... more >>


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > Potter's Point > Caveman
By: Tim King When: Feb 2, 2013

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Comments: Dang, didn't see this comment buried here 'til a bit late. Sent ya a message Sean, but not sure if it went through. Anyhows, hit me up anytime, always stoked to do more work at the Point.


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > Potter's Point > ... > Ballet Lessons (V6)
By: Tim King When: Feb 2, 2013

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Comments: I broke part off the left handed crimp, but it was the far left side and didn't really affect the climb. Fell when it broke but was able to repeat it after.

Really a great climb though. Some good burl moves to a few delicate crimps and an awesome face finish.


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > The Lizard's Mouth > ... > Squash (V3)
By: Tim King When: Feb 1, 2013

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Comments: Yeah, this problem is great. Every time I do it I wonder how it wasn't included in O11. Cool moves and holds all the way through. You can exit back left (maybe a little easier) or go straight over the bulge (probably more fun:).


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > Potter's Point > Caveman
By: Tim King When: Jan 29, 2013

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Comments: I don't have the ability to move things, but I'll let Andy know.

I was out by Caveman the other day, and took a few pics:
imgur.com/a/VUNXH

The first 5 are from near Caveman, and may be some of the problems your referencing. The last 3 are more towards the main bouldering area, on the mountain side down from Ballet Lessons. Let me know if your recognize any/have any info.


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering
By: Tim King When: Jan 26, 2013

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Comments: Hodge podge ramble shamble SB pebble wrestling video:
Santa Barbara's Got Bouldering
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Problems:
The Font Problem
Smooth Criminal
The Rats of Nimh
The Dancing Outlaw
Breathless
Little Bear
21 and Up
Parental Discretion
Debra


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > Potter's Point > ... > Debra (V8)
By: Tim King When: Jan 25, 2013

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Comments: Ah, I only got to give this one a few proper burns as we exhausted extra time and energy at Skofield prior, but I was able to match and start making the move for the jug (hit it, but not properly). To me, the crimp felt big enough that you could grab the far right side with your right hand (almost like a mini-knob), and come into the match with enough room for your left. I dunno, felt about an 8 to me, but I'll have to wait for the send to really say. It's just a drastically different style when... more >>


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > The Lizard's Mouth > ... > The King is Dead (V6)
By: Tim King When: Jan 25, 2013

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Comments: Sounds like it Itai (except I start right hand pocket, left crimp, either way though). I actually almost like this one more than King Dino, mainly because I love that rippling arete feature (kind of like an overhanging 'Breathless'). Added a couple photos (thanks, Luke)


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > The Brickyard
By: Tim King When: Jan 20, 2013

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Comments: Sure, though I can't guarantee you'll get only the positive characteristics, heh...

Really though, it's a lot of your little 'reminders' that have inspired some of the things I now do, such as always bringing a bag to pick up trash (makes it super easy to grab the little stuff, like cig butts, tape, cans etc) and just generally trying to leave the area nicer than you found it.

You want to climb here today, tomorrow and hopefully 20 years from now. Areas like this are rare, treat them with the ... more >>


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > The Lizard's Mouth
By: Tim King When: Jan 20, 2013

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Comments: Another patch of obvious erosion from pressure washing is just to the right of Breathless. And whaddaya know, there's more graffiti right on top (the old stuff wasn't even fully removed), but now there's tons of deep pressure washing gashes there too.

Saw some people out there today grinding graffiti off of some rocks. I tried to politely let them know that their efforts are appreciated, but to ensure that what they are doing isn't permanently adversely affecting the area. The graffiti will dis... more >>


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > The Lizard's Mouth > ... > Little Bear (V7)
By: Tim King When: Jan 20, 2013

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Comments: This one is great! Randomly saw it as I walked passed today, and starting sussing the beta. Did all the moves but walked away without a send (was dark by the time I dialed the moves) , but I'll for sure stop by again tomorrow and try to finish it off. Felt tough, but maybe not an 8... Was able to do all the moves fairly quick, but I'll wait 'til I've actually sent to comment any further grade-wise.

Regardless, one of my new favorites at the Mouth.

Edit: Got the send, just before the rain. Gre... more >>


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > The Lizard's Mouth > ... > Windwalker (V7)
By: Tim King When: Jan 20, 2013

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Comments: Sweet, glad to see this here. Did the stand (from just after the sit start crux) a while ago, but kept forgetting to go back and work the whole shebang. Love the left hand slope rail on this one, good fun and fairly unique (for the area) movement. For sure will have to get out on this tomorrow.

Edit: Nabbed this one right as the rain was coming in. Finally dialed in the crux as I noticed a few scarce drops. I knew I only had one more good try. A quick change of beta for the top section, a final... more >>


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > The Brickyard
By: Tim King When: Jan 9, 2013

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Comments: Cleared out a few firepits the other day. One directly behind Charlotte's Web, the other under the start of Soot Patrol). Both blackened the rock pretty well, and the one near Charlottes still had some embers. Didn't get a chance to have a word with the people who left them (saw them on the way in) but I'll certainly do so if I see them around again...


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering
By: Tim King When: Dec 26, 2012

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Comments: I've been psyched on the Potter's scene, and definitely seeing a lot of potential up there. Recently got my camera working again so I've been wandering around on off days gathering high res shots of various areas and boulders. While I don't think I have quite the knowledge or skills to put everything together, I'm amped up and willing to help out. My mapping skills are nil, but I'm fairly computer savvy and wouldn't have much trouble making a layout and putting everything together.

I'm pretty ... more >>


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > Potter's Point > Caveman
By: Tim King When: Dec 22, 2012

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Comments: This area is still called 'Potters Point (inc. Caveman)', but is now actually just the bouldering. Not really important, but might be clearer to remove that (since caveman isn't included anymore).

Edit: Although when I was wandering around here the other day there's certainly some potential for a few good boulder problems scatted about. I'll add more here once the rain clears up and I can get some pics.


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > Potter's Point > Debra
By: Tim King When: Dec 22, 2012

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Comments: Everything on this boulder is awesome!


Fun little line to the left of the tree. Sit start on the slanted pocket holds below the little lip. A little dabby with the tree, but the end sequence is quite fun. Around V3ish. Anyone have name/info on this one?


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > Skofield Park > ... > To a Grave (V5)
By: Tim King When: Dec 5, 2012

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Comments: I originally gave this 1 or 2 stars and 5- for the stand, but the sit from the rib cage bumps it to a 6(?) and makes it way more fun. Go do it!


Location: California > Central Coast > Santa Barbara > * Santa Barbara Bouldering > The Brickyard > ... > Yeti Direct (V7)
By: Tim King When: Dec 2, 2012

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Comments: Don't know how I remembered seeing this on APats blog, but here ya go:
imgonnaregretthis.blogspot.com...
(bonus Yeti send!; Yeti Direct starts at 1:45)

Jeez this rain is causing me too much lurkiness..


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