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Drifter/Smoking Boulder

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Drifter/Smoking Boulder 

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Elevation: 6,400'
Location: 37.32888, -118.57484 View Map  Incorrect?
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Submitted By: Tim Steele on Jan 14, 2007
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The Drifter, northwest face


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.

4 Total Routes

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

The Classics

Mountain Project's determination of some of the classic, most popular, highest rated routes for Drifter/Smoking Boulder:
The Knobs   V5 6C     Boulder   
Change of Heart   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 35'   
High Plains Drifter   V6-7 7A+     Boulder, 35'   
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Pouya on his send of High Plains Drifter

High Plains Drifter V6-7 7A+  CA : Sierra Eastside : ... : Drifter/Smoking Boulder
Start with sharp patina crimps and make some long pulls slightly up and right to gain a couple of slopers. Make a dynamic move off the slopes to gain better holds and an easy, but airy summit. This problem is a North American classic and a must do for the visiting boulderer.As a note of trivia, John Sherman referred to this problem as a benchmark standard for V6 in the first edition of his Hueco guide when he initially introduced the V-scale. It has since crept up in grade. ...[more]   Browse More Classics in CA

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Descending The Drifter Boulder. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Descending The Drifter Boulder.
Photo by Blitzo.
Drifter Boulder. <br />Photo by Blitzo.
Drifter Boulder.
Photo by Blitzo.
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