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dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jan 11, 2016 - 02:51pm PT
cool, thanks for the info. That overhanging climb on the right side of dog pile looks gnarly too, never seen anyone on it. You know who did an FA on that BVB? Guess it's called Kung Poa.

darkmagus

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
Jan 11, 2016 - 03:01pm PT
Kung Pao!! Kind of an interesting climb for Santee, a bolted sport route! Never tried it myself though!

I really like the place, despite the graffiti, trash, and overall scrappiness. A great place to learn how to stand on dimes and mantel slippery sloper shelves.

I think a lot of the thin faces at Santee feel similar to routes at Suicide Rock, am I right or nah?

Not sure what specific mega-hard projects were being referred to upthread, but in recent years Dan Beall has added a hard route to the steep face of the Suzy boulder called "Mean Streak" (V11). What else is there for SUPER HARD STUFF?
dirt claud

Social climber
san diego,ca
Jan 12, 2016 - 09:08am PT
Terrible face is pretty damned terrible :)

jgill

Boulder climber
The high prairie of southern Colorado
Jan 12, 2016 - 08:26pm PT
Walked around them once in my old age. Way too smooth.
sd-nick

climber
San Diego
Mar 6, 2017 - 11:27am PT
Good conditions bump for the Santee Boulders. Special place to me it's where I discovered climbing. Apartments are being built next to the boulders but hasn't effected access yet.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Mar 6, 2017 - 06:03pm PT
I've lived through at least four or five Santee burnouts; here's 1992 and 1977


sd-nick

climber
San Diego
Mar 7, 2017 - 08:47am PT
Yo BVB man those are cool fire photos, complete with a 1992 crash pad. That's gotta be around the time pads came out? Also I think Homegirl is on the dogpile traverse one of my favorites! Did you guys ever do it backwards? Starting at the hand crack going right, you can do a complete traverse with some hard reachy moves turning the corner onto the highball slab.

There is a locals only top secret hush hush silly fa proj where you can keep traversing right thru the overhanging "kung pow" face, drop down around the corner past Piggots mantle and the horizontal traversing seam, finishing with a mantle out back. As far as I know it hasn't been all linked together? Contrived and silly but its gotta be at least 200ft of traversing with cool hard moves.



















NutAgain!

Trad climber
South Pasadena, CA
Mar 7, 2017 - 09:33am PT
Is Magnolia Boulders considered part of Santee?

Magnolia was the first place I ever climbed with a rope in the early 1990s. I remember being on a 5.10c toprope after a few months of gym climbing, and thinking it was impossible, that my fingertips would explode from the razor blade edges cutting into my finger tips. I remember my first ever rappel there, the fear and determination of committing to drop off an overhang.
Juan Maderita

Trad climber
"OBcean" San Diego, CA
Mar 7, 2017 - 10:03am PT
NutAgain, Magnolia Boulders is in Santee (city) but a few miles from "Santee Boulders", on the opposite side of town.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Mar 7, 2017 - 02:42pm PT
Magnolia! If the access and approach were better (meaning flat, and legal) it'd probably be the better, more popular of the two Santee areas. All the thin face you could ask for, along with plenty of hard splitters.


Klimmer2.0

Mountain climber
San Diego, CA
May 22, 2019 - 10:28am PT
I just cant imagine that threads like this will be lost. Where else is all of this history? Where else are these incredible historic images?

I think the ST Forum should be archived with all the images. Too much history will be lost. I hope that CM will reconsider. Include the images in the archive.

Lots of great images from BVB here at Santee Boulders. RIP BVB.
AKDOG

Mountain climber
Anchorage, AK
May 22, 2019 - 09:43pm PT

Santee was always a fun place. Going to SDSU and living in La Mesa with DE, Ferricks, Manx, Mike is was a great place for an afternoon bouldering session. Fun time...lots of fun locals and back then nobody even had a crash pad.
Off White

climber
Tenino, WA
May 23, 2019 - 10:54am PT
Klimmer, this little thread of less than 100 posts is some of your best work here, thanks for the bump.
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