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Ryan Cerf looking for his next hold on Brown Smoot...
On south side of formation, right under the anchors. This route would have rated higher if it wasn't for the poison oak all over my face afterward. Watch your rope!
Update 2017: There is no poison oak at the base of the climb. There are a few instances of poison oak on the approach trail and the trail that runs (climber's right) up to the top of the El Dorado formation, but it is avoidable if you cautiously look for it.
The route is top-ropeable from a new anchor on top of the formation (installed summer 2015) that has chains and rings, but requires very long slings (≈12' each) or a static line (≈30' long) to reach over the lip. The climb now has 5 lead bolts and requires topping-out the formation to lower or walk off. Bolts are Fixe Triplex (75 mm length). The old anchor is still intact but is very rusty and not recommended.
Ryan Cerf enjoying the moves on Brown Smoothies. P...
Arthur Wesley setting up to top out El Dorado via ...
Ryan Cerf looking focused on Brown Smoothies. Phot...
Arthur Wesley looking for his next hold on Brown S...
Arthur Wesley on Brown Smoothies. Enjoy the View. ...
Arthur Wesley on a redpoint burn of Brown Smoothie...
Arthur Wesley testing one of the namesake Brown Sm...
Arthur Wesley cranking Brown Smoothies. Photo by A...
BETA PHOTO: The Brown Smoothies Anchor bolts are suspect and s...
BETA PHOTO: Olas Negras (5.12a) traverses right on 7 bolts. Br...
By John Knight
Sep 14, 2010
Let me know if you're interested in helping replace these bolts.
By ryan bello
Sep 22, 2015
Brown Smoothies is a well bolted and anchored lead climb now. Aaron Formella , John Knight , Ryan Bello summer 2015. Next to the now well bolted and well anchored OLAS NEGRAS.......CLIMB ON
By Aaron Formella
From: Atascadero, CA
Dec 22, 2015
rating: 5.11c 6c+ 24 VIII- 24 E4 6a
This climb used to be a toprope only. 3 bolts were added to make it a lead climb. Bolts 3 & 4 are shared with Olas Negras' bolts 5 & 6. It's one of the best routes at Cabrillo. Here's a video of the climb with the new lead bolts: