Boulder Canyon

East Side of Boulder Falls

Approach to Prodigal Summer, Crocodile Smile and Doctor PatientApproach to Prodigal Summer, Crocodile Smile, and Doctor Patient

Prodigal Summer, Crocodile Smile, and Doctor PatientProdigal Summer, Crocodile Smile, and Doctor Patient

Prodigal Summer, Crocodile Smile, and Doctor Patient from belowProdigal Summer, Crocodile Smile, and Doctor Patient from below

Prodigal Summer and Crocodile SmileProdigal Summer and Crocodile Smile

The following three routes are located about 100 yds. up and right from BOULDER FALLS EAST. They are on the south side of Chrome Dome. All three routes start from a sloping ledge about 40 feet above the gully. The best approach to the base is from the right.

Prodigal Summer 11b
FA: Bob D'Antonio, Vaino Kodas, 2002
This route can easily be seen from the top of the stairs that start the trail to Boulder Falls. Look for the black streak down and left from the obvious "V" feature. Prodigal Summer ascends this black streak. Make some great moves past 5 bolts on a blunt arete to a big ledge. Continue up some slab moves on perfect rock. 10 bolts.

Crocodile Smile 11c
FA: Vaino Kodas, Bob D'Antonio, 2002
Start just right of Prodigal Summer. Climb up steep rock and make a difficult move to reach the Croc Teeth. Set up for the crux, then move right to a seam. Continue up the seam on excellent rock to the anchor. 8 bolts.

Doctor Patient 11b
FA: Vaino Kodas, Moe Hershoff, 2005
Start on the right side of the angling ramp. Stem/lieback up to reach a blunt arete. Make some difficult moves over a bulge to reach the obvious sharper arete. 6 bolts. Note: In the Boulder Falls parking area there is a parking spot that says "Doctor Patient" which was presumably intended to be reserved for people seeking therapy at Boulder Falls. It used to be quite clear, but is getting hard to read now.

Doctor Patient parking areaDoctor Patient parking area

Boulder Canyon
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