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West Nile Boulder (aka The Creek Boulder)

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West Nile Boulder (aka The Creek Boulder) Rock Climbing 

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Submitted By: andy patterson on Feb 19, 2014


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Hikers and climbers alike have passed this boulder for generations, as it sits quite apparent only 100 feet from the Rattlesnake Canyon Trailhead. For as long as I can remember, I never saw any real development on this decently sized stone, with the exception of the boulder's left face, which had a perpetual brush-stroke of chalk on its large, sloping jugs. But that was it—as far as real climbing was concerned.

Still psyched from the discovery (or re-discovery) of the Creamery, I was in the habit of taking a second, third, and fourth look at all the rock I had written off in the past, so I started scrubbing dirt and lichen off the Creek Boulder and found complete radness.

Most of the problems on this boulder most certainly have been done before, but the harder lines are, I believe, true first ascents. As Bernd puts it, sometimes you get a "re-first-ascent".

Getting There 

Find the trailhead, start hiking. as you go up the trail, look down in to the creek to your left. The boulder overhangs the left side of the creekbed.

Climbing Season

Weather station 3.6 miles from here

6 Total Climbing Routes

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

Classic Climbing Routes in West Nile Boulder (aka The Creek Boulder)

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes for West Nile Boulder (aka The Creek Boulder):
West Nile (aka The Warmup)   V3 6A     Boulder   
Le Bernd   V4+ 6B+     Boulder   
Le Privett   V7 7A+     Boulder   
Skin 'O My Teeth   V9 7C     Boulder, 15'   
Countdown To Extinction   V10 7C+     Boulder   
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Dystopia V9 7C  California : Central Coast : ... : West Nile Boulder (aka The ...
This boulder is a link up between the start of Skin O' My Teeth V9 and the crux of Countdown to Extinction V10. A bit contrived, but a fun recycle move on some small sandstone holds brings you to the perfect compression section of Countdown, one of the best cruxes I've ever climbed. The goal of this line is to capture the some of the best movement on the boulder. Minus stars for it being a contrived link up, but plus stars for not having a rock at the start like Countdown....[more]   Browse More Classics in California

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