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The Nose, Santa Barbara


Member Since: Apr 7, 2007
Last Visit: 13 hours ago
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Areas = 15
Routes = 10
Photos = 5
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Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Gyroscope (V8)
By: andy patterson When: Jan 8, 2014

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Comments: Ouch. What happened?


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : State of the Art (V11-12)
By: andy patterson When: Dec 4, 2013

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Comments: Not only has Thomas done all the moves, he has come heartbrakingly close to sending the rig (as of November, 2013).


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery
By: andy patterson When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: Thanks, Galen. As I write this, my forearm and left hand ache with Poison Oak sores. Currently, the trail is quite good, and the First Come First Served boulder has great flat landings, despite its steep positioning.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : Sunset Delight (V2)
By: andy patterson When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: Awesome, Galen. We thought this was a fun and exposed-feeling moderate.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Dec 3, 2013

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Comments: That's a better name than "Buckets Forever". We just wanted to call it something other than "That one warmup problem".


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Dec 2, 2013

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Comments: I can currently start from the boulder back and left of Jack, jump to the "start" boulder, and leap to the jug. According to the rules (and there ARE rules), you can't re-set your feet upon landing on each boulder; you have to spring off the same leg you land upon.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : Frigidaire (V6-7)
By: andy patterson When: Nov 30, 2013

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Comments: Thomas nabbed the FA of Frigidaire on a balmy fall evening, ground-up, with a headlamp. Actually, he didn't have the headlamp—I did. I simply stood back, shined light where possible, and tried to spot Thomas. The higher he got, the less light I could offer. Watching Thomas execute the topout sans daylight and knowledge of the top holds was one of the proudest feats of bouldering I've witnessed in a long time. Next time you top out Frigidaire, imagine doing it basically in the dark, with no knowl... more >>


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Brickyard : Soot Patrol Boulder
By: andy patterson When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: People have been climbing a LONG time in that cave. There's no easy way to extricate FA info from the depths of history, so who knows. In any case, thanks for cleaning and climbing the line. Perhaps it will get more traffic, and become yet another classic B-yard traverse.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Rattlesnake Canyon Crags (i... : the Labrador Ate the Cupcak... (5.6)
By: andy patterson When: Nov 25, 2013

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Comments: You would be hard-pressed to find a 5.6 sport climb of higher quality in SB. Consistent, good rock, and longer than it looks.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : * Santa Barbara Bouldering : The Creamery : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Nov 18, 2013

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Comments: That morning Thomas and I each downed almost a half-gallon of coffee. It was a 7 a.m. session.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : Donner Pass : Grouse Slab : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Nov 14, 2013

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Comments: I have great memories of climbing this problem at night, during the 4th of July firework show. Amazing location.


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Candyland Boulders : The Diamond (V8)
By: andy patterson When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: A compelling combination of power, subtlety, and everything in between, The Diamond has it all. The first move appears to be a bonehead dyno—it's not. Snagging the huge rail takes a surprising amount of keen technique. For many, the real crux begins at the top. I've seen myriad methods of pinching, crimping, open-handing, and otherwise pawing the horrible granite slopers on the arete. Whatever you do, know this: the finish jug is comically good.

This boulder problem redefines—for me—the defini... more >>


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Housekeeping Bouldering : Prowess (V7 PG13)
By: andy patterson When: Nov 12, 2013

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Comments: A little more detail: begin left of the Torque jug, kinda bear-hugging prow. There's a variety of starting pinches/slopers for left hand, and right hand should be on a sloping crimp. Perform a series of compression slaps and pulls, then join up with Torque for the glory-topout.

Do yourself a favor and clean the topout! Lotsa pine needles...


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Nov 11, 2013

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Comments: I'm totally confused...


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Nov 6, 2013

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Comments: I always do this line at the end of the day, when the sun sifts through the trees and lights up the boulder.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Nov 4, 2013

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Comments: Aztec Warrior is one of the coolest lines on Enlightenment Ridge.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Nov 2, 2013

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Comments: Is this different than the problem that Darren calls Aztec Warrior?


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Oct 24, 2013

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Comments: The crimp beneath Kyle's left hand is one of my top 5 favorite crimps in the world.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Oct 24, 2013

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Comments: Hmm, I thought this WAS the Choadler. Climbed it a few weeks ago with Timmy tenderfingers. Seemed around V5. I remember it had a great deadpoint move, some tricky feet, and a high-ball topout. Awesome problem.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Santa Barbara : Renaissance Crag
By: andy patterson When: Oct 24, 2013

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Comments: Here's how you find the trailhead:

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Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Oct 24, 2013

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Comments: Sick!

Mission is on. Richard, I'm thinking of just climbing it naked—for full value, of course.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: Dude. I'm so in... if we can coordinate schedules. I've got access to lots of big gear. I have 1 WC #6, Bernd has a #6 BD and my buddy has tons of Big Bros.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: I've looked at this crack for years. I actually tried to go climb it this winter, but the road was closed due to ice. The picture of this route in the Steele/Tucker book is rad. Who knows? An offwidth renaissance could be approaching SB and Ventura counties...


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: Kyle, you're my hero.


Location: CA : Central Coast : Hwy 33/Ojai : Hwy 33/Ojai Bouldering : Pine Mountain : ... : Photo
By: andy patterson When: Oct 23, 2013

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Comments: I love this problem. For a good friend of mine—a new climber—this was his first project. He sent after what seemed like fifty attempts. Even though he was only five feet off the deck, you don't often get to see someone so psyched.


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