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Big Dreams  S 
Bulge to Groove T,TR 
Chimney T,TR 
Deflator-Mouse T,S 
Dihedral T,TR 
Dirty Boulevard, The S 
Eye of the Tiger S 
Face T,TR 
Face (left of Freeway) TR 
Feline Antics S 
Freeway T,TR 
Groper S,TR 
Honey Pot S,TR 
Joint Therapy S 
Jug Haul T,TR 
Lou Reed  T 
Pit of Despair, The T,S 
Scantily Trad T 
Slot Machine S 
Smokin' John (submitted as Roof Rack) T 
Sweet Petite S 
Turning Point S 

The Dirty Boulevard 

YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c

Type:  Sport, 1 pitch, 75'
Original:  YDS: 5.8 French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c [details]
FA: RMWright, (led rope solo, March 2014)
New Route: Yes
Season: typical of Mill Creek Crag
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Submitted By: Richard M. Wright on Mar 17, 2014

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Natasha at the top of TDB.


The Dirty Boulevard starts in the route Dihedral, and after 20 feet shifts leftward to an arête, passes through a small roof, and finishes on a sharp arête below the chains. While TDB was named for an old Lou Reed tune, it was very dirty when first run on TR. I would concur with Leo that the initial dihedral had seen little or no action prior to their ascent. In fact, much of the dihedral itself was still choked with vegetation that was removed and the corner brushed. But for the opening 20 feet, every effort was made to keep TDB fully independent of Dihedral. Nonetheless, they do share the opening moves. The rock quality on TDB is largely excellent and well featured throughout.


Start in the route "Dihedral", left of the main dihedral containing the route "Freeway". The chains for the TDB rap are 25 feet left of the top rope chains used for the route "Freeway'.


Nine quickdraws and something for the double bolt anchor at the top.

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Rock Climbing Photo: The route mostly follows the rope.
BETA PHOTO: The route mostly follows the rope.

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By Trent Mahaffey
Jul 5, 2015

I left two draws on the top anchor, because we had to bail while my GF was still on the climb. We got soaked by a thundershower on the 4th of July! I plan on getting them, please keep them up there until I return!

Sweet, long climb. Good quality 5.8, it goes the distance.
By Mark Vigil
Aug 15, 2017

I left two draws on top of the route because of rain. If you find them, leave them there. I will be back, or email me at Thanks!

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