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Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Left Fork : Mine cart area : Streaked (V6+)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: 3 days ago

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Comments: Alvin-- Since no one else has responded, my understanding is that yes, it starts as you described. In my opinion, starting this way keeps it accurate at the grade. Starting on the lowest crimp rail is, as you stated, a lot harder than v6. There's often chalk on all of the holds because people try starting in a couple different places until they settle on the same holds that you did. But, the exact starting holds have never been described anywhere, including in the 'Black Bible', where the proble... more >>


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below...
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Oct 15, 2014

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Comments: I agree that changing the name would be a good thing. Schist Show is the kind of the name that you regret giving to an area ten years later. Trust me, I've made those mistakes.

I've always been a fan of simpler names for areas, for instance something like the Parking Lot Boulders, etc. or something else related to this specific area. If the nautical theme sticks somewhat, then you could always call them something like The Harbor, etc. to play off that theme.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Schist Show Boulders (below... : Photo
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Oct 15, 2014

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Comments: Looks good Mark.

My only suggestion would be to change the decimal point to being after the number rather than before. (For example 1. instead of .1) Mostly because when I see the decimal point before the number it makes me think it's a YDS grade.

Happy that you're putting some effort into documenting these boulders. They look fun.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Marsh Boulders
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Oct 14, 2014

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Comments: Ian is correct that you are climbing on the 'Bodacious' boulder and not on 'The Impaler' boulder. However, 'Bench Warmer' actually starts a bit to the right of this problem on some low edges (if I remember correctly) and then it heads straight up to join the lip and finish the same way that 'Bodacious' does.

As to whether this is a new problem or not, it's really hard to say. It's safe to say that most of the obvious lines and variations have been climbed at some point. It's very unlikely that ... more >>


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Black Jack Boulders : Entrance Boulders : Bobby's Arete (V6-7)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Oct 10, 2014

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Comments: There was some discussion of this line a while ago but then it seems that everyone kind of forgot about it. While warming up yesterday, I took a look at it and decided to to give it a go. I found it to be a quality and enjoyable line. The only detraction is the sharpness of some of the holds, but that is pretty typical of less traveled Rumney climbs.

Most of the line is pretty clean though the top out holds would benefit from a little bit of a scrub.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Devil's Den Bouldering
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Sep 9, 2014

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Comments: Most of the boulders in this area don't necessarily have individual names so that makes it a little tricky. Perhaps with Kemple's guidebook out of print, someone will finally put together a guidebook that New England deserves with accurate information, names and grades and with plenty more problems listed. Maybe I'll have to step up! Though I've already got two guidebooks to finish before I can start another one...


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Swamp Boulders : Poseidon (V3-4)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Sep 8, 2014

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Comments: Sweet, thanks Ian. I knew it had been done before, but didn't know the name as I have an older version of that guidebook. I figured someone would chime in with a name/some info. I'll update the info.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : New Joe's : Area 51 : Resident Evil (V10)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Sep 4, 2014

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Comments: My understanding is that original finish was to go straight up to the large pocket/slot feature that is to the left of the finishing holds of 'Stand Up' (basically to the left of the 'starfish' hold) and to not use any of the holds on 'Stand Up'. Starting the original way and finishing the original way was given v11 in the black Utah bouldering guide.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 28, 2014

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Comments:

A new installment of The Pawtuckaway Project. Footage from the Summer of 2014. Enjoy!


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Storm Boulders : Mothra Stewart (V8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: Super good line. I think this is one of the better problems at Pway. Sustained and varied movement with a thoughtful, high off the deck finish.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Devil's Den Bouldering : The Hug (V5+)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: Did it via the the dyno/no hug version today. I might like that way better! Super fun move to the lip. The sit still feels really hard to me...


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Swamp Boulders : Poseidon (V3-4)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: Thanks goes out to whoever did the cleaning on it. I didn't lift a brush. All the cleaning was already done. So, perhaps Bryce or someone else?


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Swamp Boulders : Cave Project (V11)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: I agree that the directions to this climb are a little vague.

Anyhow, it's probably easiest to follow directions to 'Mouthful of Chalk' to get to this set of boulders. If you do that, this project is located in the next cave to the north (probably a couple hundred feet or so away from the 'Mouthful of Chalk' area). It should be fairly obvious when you see it.

And yes, this project looks super high quality. Very cool rock.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Swamp Boulders : Poseidon (V3-4)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 15, 2014

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Comments: Yah, it's pretty cool. The only detriment is the annoying rock at the base.

I'm sure it's been done before, as have most of the climbs on these boulders.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Swamp Boulders : Chasm Crack (V6)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 12, 2014

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Comments: This climb is really good and very unique for Pway. While some crack technique is useful, this climb is still very bouldery and powerful, and it's likely that being an Indian Creek crusher wouldn't be all that helpful since it doesn't really climb that way.

With some traffic, this should clean up really nicely. I don't think the landing is that bad at all. If you are strong enough to make it through the bottom (which is easy to protect), the top should feel pretty easy. I climbed it alone with ... more >>


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Swamp Boulders : Slow Vibration (V4)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 12, 2014

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Comments: I did it the both ways- as described above and Brendan's way. I like the original line better. Better rock quality and nicer movement, I thought. Starting as per how Brendan suggested, I was able to just go straight to the good edge above and top out from there. Probably a little bit harder starting like that, but not as fun of a line, for me. Just my two cents.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : North Marsh Boulders (aka S... : Half Baked Over a Puddle of... (V0)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 11, 2014

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Comments: Every bit as good or better than 'The Arrow'. A great warm up.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : North Marsh Boulders (aka S... : Pace Is The Trick (V7-8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 11, 2014

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Comments: Not sure of the grade. Definitely felt at least v7. Felt harder than some of the 8's I've done recently, but it's always hard to say. Climb it and let me know what you think!

Probably more like 2.5 stars for me. With some traffic, this climb should clean up a bit and might end up being closer to 3 stars. Or not. :)

Also, if there's an established name for this, let me know and I'd be happy to change it.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Swamp Boulders : Mouthful of Chalk (V6)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 9, 2014

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Comments: This is a really good climb and is worth seeking out. Excellent movement on good quality rock (for the most part). The line is aesthetic and the moves have nice flow to them.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Swamp Boulders : Battle Of The Bulge (V3-4)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 9, 2014

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Comments: Bryce & Company-- If there is an established name for this, let me know. Also, feel free to add some thoughts regarding the grade and/or quality.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Devil's Den Bouldering : The Bad Apple (V5)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 9, 2014

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Comments: I had heard that a key foothold had broken on this sometime over the last 5 years or so. I never tried the climb prior to today so I can't say what it used to climb like, but it felt closer to v5 to me. (It was given v4/5 in the Kemple guide.) It is somewhat difficult to grade because it's a very unique climb, relying more on good beta and technique than pulling power. Give it a go and see what you think!


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Black Jack Boulders : The Ricochet Boulder : Garden of Your Mind (V5)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 5, 2014

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Comments: The cleaning job was phenomenal. Really well done.

As for the grade, always hard to say exactly, especially since I haven't been on any 6's at Rumney lately. But, perhaps more like v5 or soft v6. Felt pretty similar in difficulty to the line to the right (Cilley Old Man).

I'd like to climb the lines up at Monsters and then see where I think this stands in relation to those.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Ridgeline : Counterclockwise (V8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: Climbed this today in terrible conditions. Not a bad little climb. Definitely one of the more interesting lines in the Ridgeline area. A somewhat awkward start, but fairly easy when you figure out the right body positioning.

The handholds are good quality rock but the footholds are a bit fragile and that takes away from the quality of the climb a bit for me. Kind of hard to grade, for me, but v8ish sounds about right.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Black Jack Boulders : The Ricochet Boulder : Garden of Your Mind (V5)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 3, 2014

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Comments: Mark-

Yah, the rock is beautiful over there and super high quality. I've looked at it, but nothing has piqued my interest enough to make me want to clean them up. They look like fun climbs though.


Location: NH : Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Black Jack Boulders : The Ricochet Boulder : Garden of Your Mind (V5)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 2, 2014

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Comments: This is a really good climb and, in my opinion, the best line on the entire boulder. Engaging movement on high quality rock with comfortable holds. My favorite of the newer climbs. Though I still have to get on the stuff up at Monsters at some point soon!


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