Climbs 500
Rocktype Granite
Altitude 1964m a.s.l
Faces all

Approaching Storm: TimS Searches for Soul Slinger V9. Owens River Valley, California. © ChrisJD

Crag features

World-class bouldering venue with something for everyone. The quartz-monzonite rock is hard on the fingertips.

Approach notes

No problems - see the Bishop Bouldering Guide for more info re wild camping etc

If you want world class bouldering with the finest weather imaginable, GET YOURSELF HERE!!! The best times to go are March-Early May or Late Sept-November if you want to climb in Shorts/T-shirt. Winter months can be very cold and alot of the mountain roads are closed due to snow. The Buttermilks are at 6500ft but rarely get much snow. Take warm gear for the night times though, it gets really cold! Bishop is the place to stay but not much in the way of nightlife. Whiskey Creek Bar is about as good as it gets but happy hour food is a bargain (5-7pm) and very very good! North Western Airlines is probably the cheapest way to travel, only cost 165 each return. You have to transfer at Miniapolis and fly into LAX then a 270 mile drive to Bishop. A hire car is essential as there is no public transport in the area. The roads to the crags (happy/sad boulders and Buttermilks) are all dirt tracks but can easily be used by a normal car. If you don't have a bouldering mat or are considering buying another, BUY IT IN BISHOP! Wilsons Eastside Sports has a very good climbing dept and everything is less than half the price of the uk. You can pick up Metolius Cheap Bastard mats for less than 50! Rock shoes and everything else are a bargain too. Food is what you would expect from the states, massive portions and very cheap! Hope this info is useful. This place is so good I'm buying a house here! Nuff said. Steve
TheNorthernOne - 25/Dec/06
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Climbs at this crag

Climb name Grade
 ---BUTTERMILKS MAIN--- 
 Birthday Boulders 
3Birthday Mantel
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V0 **16
4The Way Down
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V0 10
5Birthday Boulders #10 - Unnamed
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V3 1
6The Prow sit start
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V2 *30
7The Prow standing start
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V1 7
8Birthday Left
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V0 ***39
9Birthday Left SDS into Birthday Direct
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V3 *2
10Birthday Direct
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V3 ***35
11Birthday Skyline
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V3 ***10
12Birthday Boulder #? - Birthday Boulder SDS
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VB 2
 The Loaf 
14The Loaf #19 - Unnamed
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V0 2
15The Rising
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V4 **7
16Naan Bread
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V4 *4
17YeastV3 **1
18Sheepherder
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V2 ***15
19Dough Boy
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V3 *2
 Stained Glass Boulder 
21Stained Glass
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V10 ***2
 Five and Dime Boulders 
23Five and Dime Right
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V0 *2
24Five and Dime
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V1 **6
25Five and Dime Left
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V0 4
 Bun Boulder 
27Bun Boulder #1 - Unnamed
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V0 1
28Bun Boulder #2 - Unnamed
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V0 1
 Big Wall Boulder 
30Big Wall
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V1 * 
31Big Mantel
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V4 * 
 Fly Boy Boulder 
33The Fall Guy
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V9 *** 
34Haroun and the Sea of Stories
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V12 *** 
35Fly Boy AreteV5 **11
36Fly Boy
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V6 **5
37Fly Boy Sit-start
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V8 ***7
38Fly Boy Boulder #22
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V0 *1
39Fly Boy Boulder #23
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V3 *2
 Scoop Boulder 
41Scoop
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V2 * 
42Erosion
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V1 * 
 North Boulder 
44East Side Story
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V3 ** 
45Larger than Life
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V3 ** 
 Pope's Hat Boulder 
47Pope's Roof
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V6 * 
48Pope's Problem a.k.a. No Girlfriend
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V4 * 
 Boy and Girl Rocks 
50Boy and Girl Rocks #12
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V0 2
51Boy and Girl Rocks #13
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V1 6
52Boy and Girl Rocks #15
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V4 *5
53Boy and Girl Rocks #16V1 *8
54PatinaV0 *11
55Patina Right Finish
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V1 3
 Ranger Rock 
57Ranger Rock #1V3 *1
58Ranger Rock #2
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V5 *1
59Rail Problem
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V5 **1
60Ranger Rock #6
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V2 **4
61Ranger Rock #7
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V0 *5
62Ranger Rock #8
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V6 1
63Ranger Rock #9
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V2 5
64Ranger Rock #10
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V1 3
65Ranger Rock #11
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V0 4
66Ranger Rock #12
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V0 7
67Ranger Rock #13
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V2 6
 The Hero Roof Boulder 
69Groovy GritV1 1
70Dishy GritV6 **1
71Easy Grit
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V5 **3
72Rib Direct Sit Start
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V7 *1
73Rib, No Rib
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V1 *5
74Rib, No Rib, Sit
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V6 *3
75Hero Roof
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V0 ***41
76Unamed Slab
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V0- *12
 Iron Man Boulder 
78Iron Man
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V4 ***50
79Iron Fly
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V9 ***2
 The Hagar Boulder 
81Hager Boulder #1
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V0 2
82Hager Arete
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V0 **4
83Hager Face
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V4  
84Unnamed Arete
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V0 2
85Hager Boulder #5
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VB **2
 Golden Boulder 
87Glass Slab
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V0 **1
 The Grovel Roof 
89Grovel Roof
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V3 * 
 The Twins 
91The Twins #16 - Unnamed
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VB **4
92The Twins #17 - Unnamed
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V0 *2
93The Twins #20 - UnnamedV0 2
 The Bowling Pin 
95Original LineV3 **2
96Bowling Pin
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V4 ***12
97Bowling Pin Sit Start
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V6 ***6
98Ten Pin Trial
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V8 **1
 Tut Boulder 
100Tut Boulder #13 - Unnamed
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V1 4
101Tut Boulder #14 - Unnamed
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V0 3
102Tut Boulder #15 - Unnamed
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V0 4
103Milk the MilksV6 **7
104Egypt (no crack)
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V3 *4
105Egypt (crack)
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V0 2
106King Tut
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V3 ***32
107Funky Tut
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V3 ***33
108Ay
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V1 **7
109Howard Carter
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V0 *6
110Howard Carter sit startV6 *1
111Tut Crack Left
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V5 *1
112Tut Crack
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V3 *2
113LululatorV4 **1
114Tut Boulder #30 - UnnamedV2 *4
 Corner Boulder 
116Corner Boulders #4V0- *1
117Corner Boulders #5V0 *6
118Corner Boulders #6
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V1 2
119Corner Boulders #? - Unnamed
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V0 1
 Leary/Bard Boulder 
121Hobbs' Problem
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V2 **7
122Leary/Bard Arete
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V5 ***15
 Buttermilk Stem Boulder 
124Buttermilk Stem Boulder #7 - UnnamedV2 1
125Buttermilk Stem
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V1 ***36
126Buttermilk Stem Sit
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V4 ***9
 Rowell Boulder 
128Buttermilk Gem
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V1 * 
129Junior's Arete
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V1 ** 
130Junior's Achievement
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V8 **3
131Mooned
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V9 ** 
132Rowell Face
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V1 ** 
 Pothole Boulder 
134Pothole Traverse
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V1  
135Pothole Direct
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V0  
 Upper Cave Boulder 
137Upper Cave Boulder #1 - Unnamed
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V2  
 Cave Boulder 
139Pain Grain Sit Start
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V7 **3
140Cave Route
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V6 11
141Shelter from the StormV5 8
142Inner Sanctum
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V2 9
143Gleaming the CubeV8 *1
144Gleaming the Cube (high start)
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V6 4
 Fit Homeless Boulder 
146Fit Homeless Boulder #4 - unnamed
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V0- **1
147Fit Homeless Boulder #4 - unnamed (sit start)
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V1 2
148Fit Homeless Boulder #5 - unnamed
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V0 **2
149Fit Homeless Boulder #6 - unnamed
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V0- **2
150Fit Homeless Boulder #7 - unnamed
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V0 **2
 Soul Slinger Boulders 
152Soul SlingerV9 ***10
 Robinson's Rubber-Tester Slab 
154Robinson's Rubber Tester
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V0 **8
 Xenolith Boulder 
156Heavy Grit
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V7 * 
 Roadside Boulder 
158Roadside Highball
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V3 ***3
159Roadside Boulder #8
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V4 2
160The Rail Problem
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V3 **12
161Roadside Boulder #10V0 *7
162Roadside Boulder #12V3 **1
163Roadside Boulder #13V1 *3
164Roadside Boulder #16V1 1
 Eyes Boulder 
166Eyes Boulder #19 - Unnamed
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V0- 1
 Grandpa Peabody 
168Cave ProblemV4 **9
169Lucid Dreaming
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V15  
170Evilution
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V12 *** 
171Evilution Direct
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V11 *** 
172Evilution To The Lip
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V10 **2
 Peewee 
174Peewee #20 - Unnamed
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V3  
 Grandma Peabody 
176Baburre
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V12 ** 
177Essential Peabody
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V0 ***15
178Slipstream
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V4 *4
179North Face Direct
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V2 **4
180Center Direct
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V10 ** 
181Direction
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V13 ** 
182Magnetic North
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V8 ***1
183Go Granny Ho
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V7 2
184Go Granny Go
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V5 **20
185Go Granny Go Right
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V5 **5
186West Corner
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V4 *4
187The Southwest Arete5.9 11
 Sunshine Boulder 
189Sunshine Boulder #1
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V0- **2
190Sunshine Boulder #2V0- 2
191Sunshine Boulder #3
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V0 **7
192Good Morning Sunshine
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V1 ***9
193Sunshine Boulder #6
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V1 *2
 Green Wall Boulder 
195Green Wall Boulder #10V5 3
196South Face of the Green Wall
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V5 **1
197Green Wall Arete
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V1 **23
198Green Wall Essential
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V2 ***45
199Green Wall Center
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V6 ***21
200Green Wall Boulder #23 - Unnamed
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V0 11
201Green Wall Boulder #24 - Unnamed
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V0- 7
 The Hunk 
203The Hunk
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V2 ***13
 Drifter (a.k.a. Smoking) Boulder 
205Change of HeartV6 ***6
206High Plains Drifter
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V7 ***22
207Plain High Dyno
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V10 ** 
 Lower Smoking Boulder 
209Lower Smoking Boulder #22 - UnnamedV7 *3
210The Cosmonaut
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V6 *3
211Croft Problem
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V8 *3
 Bachar Boulder 
213Bachar Boulder #27 - Unnamed
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V4 *1
214Bachar Problem Left
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V5 **6
215Bachar Problem Right/Golden Boy
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V5 **5
 Pinch Boulder 
217Pinch Boulder #32 - Unnamed
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V8 * 
218Pinch Boulder #33 - Unnamed
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V7 ** 
 Womb Boulder 
220A Birthing ExperienceV1 *13
 Mandala Boulder 
222The MandalaV12 ***1
223Pope's Prow
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V6 ***7
224Devoted
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V8 **1
225Devoted TraverseV6 *2
 Smooth Shrimp/Buttocks Boulder 
227The FlakeV1 **5
228Smooth Shrimp/Buttocks Boulder #4V1 2
229Smooth Shrimp
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V6 *7
230Perfectly Chicken
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V5 **10
231Cocktail Sauce
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V10 1
232Bubba Gump
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V9 **1
 Saigon Boulder 
234SaigonV6 ***14
235Saigon DirectV9 **2
236Monkey Dihedral
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V2 ***14
237Saigon Boulder #8 - UnnamedV0 **1
238Saigon Boulder #10 - UnnamedV0 1
 Porcelain Boulder 
240Raggedy Ann
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V3 * 
241Doll Face
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V4 ** 
 Sharma Traverse Boulder 
243The Sharma Traverse
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V10 ** 
244Backside Mantel
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V7 * 
 ---BUTTERMILKS OUTLYING--- 
 The Pawn 
 High and Mighty Boulder 
 Green Slab Boulder 
 The Knight Boulder 
 Chess Boulder 
 Edge of Reason Boulder 
252Edge of Reason
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V3 **1
 The Checkerboard 
254The Checkerboard
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V8 ***11
255The Checkerboard (stand start)V7 ***2
 ---THE PAINTED CAVE AREA--- 
 Painted Cave Boulder 
258Slashface of the ButtermilksV6 *1
259Painted Cave Sit Start
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V6 **2
 Charlie Brown Boulders 
261Evening SnowV7 *1
 Xen Boulder 
 Grain Tower 
 Big Wave Boulder 
 ---THE BONEYARD--- 
 Bone Boulder 
 Solitaire Boulder 
268Solitaire
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V8 ***2
 Get Carter Boulder 
270Sunshine Naked
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V0 3
271Roadside Crack
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V1 3
272Seven Spanish Angels (aka: The Ruckus)
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V6 ***21
273To Kill Ya Corner
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V3 **3
274Michael Caine
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V9 **1
275Get Carter
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V7 **2
276Holy Slab
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VB 2
277Backside Crack
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VB 5
 ---SECRETS OF THE BEEHIVE AREA--- 
 Nectar Boulder 
280Queen Sweet Nectar
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V9 **1
281Queen Sweet Nectar left
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V9 ***1
 Secrets/Titan Boulder 
 Unnamed Boulder 
 Brown Wall Boulder (a.k.a. Titan) 
 Form Destroyer Roof Boulder 
 ---THE POLLEN GRAINS/LIDJA BOULDERS--- 
 Pollen Grain/Lidja Boulder 
288Suspended in Silence
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V5 ***7
289Drone MiltiaV6 ***4
290Lidija's Mouth
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V3 ***7
291Hunting Dog
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V2 *4
292Wanderlust
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V2 *2
293Snake Oil
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V6 *1
294Traverse
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V1 *2
295Moon Grey Blue
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V2 1
296A Smile at the Foot of the Ladder
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V0 1
 Unnamed Boulder 
 Honey Boulder 
299Christine Keeler
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V5 2
300Cindy Swank
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V7 **6
301Charlotte Rampling
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V2 1
302Heidi
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V0 1
303Cover Me With Flowers
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V2 ***4
 Jedi Boulder 
305Jedi Mind TricksV4 ***13
306Out of Focus
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V1 1
307Out
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V0 *1
308Flake Descent
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VB 1
309Loud Dark Eye
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V1 *1
 Spectre Boulder 
311Sidewinder
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V10 ** 
 Beekeeper Boulder 
313Beekeeping for Profit and Pleasure (low finish)
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V3 3
314Follow the Pollen Path (low finish)
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V4 2
315The Beekeeper's Apprentice
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V5 3
 Mead Boulder 
 Apiary Boulder 
 Honey Bear Bong Boulder 
319Honey Bear Bong
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V7 **2
 Apis 
 The Honeycomb 
 The Hive 
 Boulder 1 
 Cracked Cobble Boulder 
325Cracker
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V1 **2
326Cave
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V5 **2
 Boulder 3 
 Small Cobble Boulder 
 Big Cobble Boulder 
 Small Cave Boulder 
 White Slab Boulder 
 Big Arete Boulder 
 The Visor 
 The Ninth 
335The NinthV7 *** 
 ---Dale's Camp--- 
 Small Fruit Area 
338Fear of a Black Planet
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VB **3
339Unnamed #1
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V2 *2
340Unnamed #2
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V2 *2
341Tricky GrainV0 1
342Small Fruit
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V3 **3
343Scoopy-Doo
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V0 1
344Unnamed #10
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VB *2
 Hueco Wall Area 
346Hueco Wall
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V9 *** 
347Gastonia
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V8 **2
348Xaviers roof
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V11 ***1
 The Notch 
350Free Your Ass
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V1 *2
351Unnamed #11
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V3 2
352Don Quixote
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V0 **1
 Led Zeppelin Area 
354The Legend of Rosa May
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V5 **1
 Heart Prow Area 
356Pet the KittyV6 **1
357Emotional RescueV2 1
358The Heart ProwV1 *3
359Xenolith SlabVB **1
 ---Dale's West--- 
361The Flake
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V7 **1
362Zen FluteV10 ***3
363Advanced Rockcraft Arete *5.8 1
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