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Drifter/Smoking Boulder

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Change of Heart 
High Plains Drifter 
Knobs, The 

Drifter/Smoking Boulder Rock Climbing 

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Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 37.32888, -118.57484 View Map  Incorrect?
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Administrators: Aron Quiter, Euan Cameron, AWinters, John Robinson, M.Morley, Adam Stackhouse, Salamanizer, Justin Johnsen, Kristine Hoffman (sitewide)
Submitted By: Tim Steele on Jan 14, 2007


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Descending The Drifter Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.


This huge boulder just up the hill from the 'Peabody Boulders' is home to 'High Plains Drifter', a Dale Bard problem that is a must-do old-school classic. In addition, there are many other classic problems, especially on the North Face of the boulder.

Getting There 

Walk up hill from the Peabody Boulders.

Climbing Season

For the Buttermilks Main area.

Weather station 5.5 miles from here

3 Total Climbing Routes

['4 Stars',2],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',0],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]

Classic Climbing Routes in Drifter/Smoking Boulder

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for Drifter/Smoking Boulder:
The Knobs   V5 6C     Boulder   
Change of Heart   V6 7A     Boulder, 35'   
High Plains Drifter   V7 7A+     Boulder, 35'   
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Featured Route For Drifter/Smoking Boulder
Rock Climbing Photo: Reid on Change of Heart

Change of Heart V6 7A  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Drifter/Smoking Boulder
Some say it is harder the HPD some say it is easier. I think it is easier.Same start as HPD but go straight up. Long lock-off to good crimp, followed by pinches and a blind push to a decent sloper....[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Rock Climbing Photo: Drifter Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Drifter Boulder. Photo by Blitzo.
Rock Climbing Photo: The Drifter, northwest face
The Drifter, northwest face

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