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|Submitted By:||RafaelRAncheta on Jun 21, 2013 with updates from Joseph Catama|
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By Joseph Catama
From: Thousand Oaks, CA
Sep 22, 2015
|The address for the base of the hill is 285-461 W Gainsborough Rd. If you have trouble look up Tarantula Hill. The smaller boulder has pretty good solid rock but is only about 8ishfeet high. The traverse from right to left is very good at about v5-. The right side of the boulder has a really good v1 or 2. I think you start on the big thing sticking out then go straight up on some cool sloper jugs. (note: you don't need pads for this boulder, the landing is very flat with dirt.) The lower bigger 12ft overhung boulder has some potential for the aretes but the landing is pretty bad. There are bolts at the top of the boulder if you want to top rope them. Good place for a beginner to moderate climber for a afternoon. And the hill also boasts very nice sunsets when you stand at the top of the hill.|
By Derek Field
From: Flagstaff, AZ
Nov 30, 2016
Glad to see this boulder get some attention. As an undergrad at CLU I logged many many hours cleaning out the sagebrush to make it look tidy. I'm not much for bouldering, but the Tarantula Traverse (which I called Bump & Grind in the spring of 2012) is the best problem I have ever done. Will test everything you've got, especially endurance!
One thing I should mention is that, in 3 years of climbing regularly here, I watched the crimps go through a LOT of change. Some routes got noticeably easier, while others became harder. Don't touch this thing for a couple days after it rains!