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The Strip Mine - Boulder Canyon
JB at The Stripmine
JB at the Stripmine
This 40-foot long wall is a great place to catch some rays in December given its southern exposure. It's also a good summer and fall hang if you catch the shade later in the day. This sunny, white-blue granite offers fingery problems ranging from a right to left traverse (V-?) to a handful of 10-15 foot tall up problems. Make sure to bring a couple of crash pads (the landing is good but not under every problem) and some tunes to drown out the noise of the gasoline machines below.

Getting There:
Zero out your odometer at the mouth of Boulder Canyon as you cross the bridge over Boulder Creek (1.1 miles past the intersection of Ninth St. and Canyon Blvd.). Drive west on Highway 119 up the canyon for 7.7 miles and park on the right under Practice Rock.

Hike north up the slope on the right side of Practice Rock to the Bowling Alley (200 feet) then go left up loose ground to find the mine entrance. The Strip Mine bouldering lies on the wall out left of the cave.



The Stripmine
JB at the Stripmine
Pros:
Good landing, sunny hang, worth putting on the tour just for the extra pump. Sport crag nearby.

Cons:
Road noise, not many people have climbed here so the rock is a little dirty, not may problems.



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