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Location: OR : Mt. Hood : Bulo Point : I Am Not The Man (5.12+)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: 4 days ago

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Comments: Yah, I'm not really sure what the story is with the names. Micah might be right though, as that name would fit that variation well. :) Micah, since you're an Admin, feel free to change anything with the description/names if you think it's necessary. I used to spend the summers up on Mt. Hood, but it's been a while since I've been in that area so I'm pretty out of the loop now and certainly not a local by any stretch. I got the names from the older 'Rock Climbing Oregon' book, printed by Falcon. ... more >>


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Swamp Boulders : Chasm Crack (V6)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: 4 days ago

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Comments: 'Chasm Crack' and 'Poseidon' are not in the same grouping that 'Mouthful Of Chalk' is in. They are located a few minutes walk away, in the direction of Devil's Den (and away from Boulder Natural) through some very swampy ground. As a result, the easiest way to reach them is to take the normal trail from Boulder Natural towards Devil's Den. Keep an eye out for boulders on your left. You'll see the large boulders that contain 'Mouthful Of Chalk' in the distance. Continue to walk for a couple minut... more >>


Location: NH : Southern NH and Seacoast : Exeter Bouldering
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 20, 2015

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Comments: Just wanted to add that Ri told me he is working on putting those hand drawn topos into a more modern form and is going to post them up the Exeter section soon.


Location: VT : Smugglers Notch
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 11, 2015

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Comments: Nice work. Looks like you figured out the camera issues you were having.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Blair Woods : Swirley Boulder : Jon's Arete (V8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 11, 2015

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Comments: I concur that Tyler Hogan can't be trusted. And his beta only works if your wingspan is like 6'5", which yours happens to be. :)


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Round Pond : Minion (V8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 8, 2015

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Comments: No, you start with your right hand on the terrible sidepull seam and then bump it to a good crimp/edge a little bit above. And then you dyno/deadpoint to the lip with the left hand. It's not a very good problem.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Devil's Den Bouldering : Ashes To Ashes (V9)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Aug 1, 2015

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Comments: You can see Tyler almost sending this in one of the Pawtuckaway Project videos that we made. Yah, the beta is pretty much what you've described. And it's hard and doesn't let up until the final jugs. But yes, a cool and overlooked line.


Location: NH : Southern NH and Seacoast : Exeter Bouldering
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Jul 31, 2015

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Comments:


Here is a small sampling of some of my favorite lines from the area. Climbs shown are: 'Jackknife' (v5/6), 'The Exetonian' (v8), 'The Arete' (v3/4) and 'Green Lantern' (v7). There are plenty more great climbs out there not shown in this video.

Respect goes out to Mike Veazey and Ri Fahnestock (and many others I'm sure) for developing these areas and being kind enough to share them. Thanks!


Location: VT : Smugglers Notch : Top of the Notch Boulders : The Asteroid : The Kosher Option (V7+)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Jul 29, 2015

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Comments: There's video of Kai Webler climbing it and calling it the 'Kosher Option'. Doing 'Pulled Pork' without the jug seems silly. This isn't Lincoln Woods. :)


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : North Marsh Boulders (aka S... : Pace Is The Trick (V7-8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: Yah, it's pretty hard. And sharp. There's a harder and equally sharp line to the left of the tree that starts kind of crouched on two small crimps. I've tried it a little, but I don't think it's been done yet.

The very large boulder down by the water has some really good potential as well, particularly on the side facing the water, if someone is willing to do some serious cleaning.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : North Marsh Boulders (aka S... : Trending South (V3)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: Yah, it's in the book but doesn't have a name, so feel free to post it up if you want. Probably like soft v2ish, though it's been a while since I climbed it.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : The Fire Tower : Slither (V7)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Jul 27, 2015

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Comments: The most interesting line at the Lower Fire Tower and the bottom half has really good movement. Somewhat marred by some sharp holds and the fact that the side by side crimps are flexing pretty badly, making it likely that they will break at some point. I did the crux sequence slightly differently than what is described above, in order to minimize time spent on the flexing crimps.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Yosemite Boulder Area : Brett Does Lawn Jobs (aka.-... (V5)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Jul 23, 2015

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Comments: C'mon Ian, a v11 climber should be able to do this easily! It's not particularly friction dependent. You just have to be willing to stand on your feet. I'll trade you my technique for your power if you're interested. :)


Location: CA : Sierra Eastside : Bishop Area : Pine Creek Canyon : Scheelite Canyon / Pratt's ... : ... : The S.A.T. (Slab Aptitude T... (5.13a)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Jul 15, 2015

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Comments: This looks amazing.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Fire Road Boulders : Dwarf Boulders : Emperor's New Groove (V3)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Jul 12, 2015

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Comments: The starting hold for this problem is broken and there isn't really anything usable left. Or at least nothing worth the effort. Probably best to the start matched on the edge now. That's probably like v1.


Location: VT : Smugglers Notch : Boulders Behind the Main Pa... : Bejesus Boulder : Brother John (V8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 24, 2015

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Comments: Bill Patton told me this was also known as 'Tome's Arete' (not to be confused with Tome's Roof) which is why I added that.

As to your question, yes, I believe the chalked line you saw is in fact 'Brother John'. I never tried it so I can't comment on the grade, but Bill seemed confident that it was an 8.


Location: NH : *Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Black Jack Boulders : Entrance Boulders : Bobby's Arete (V6-7)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 22, 2015

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Comments: That's usually the best way to do it. Frame the shot how you want and then use the auto focus on the camera to get the part of the boulder that you want in focus. Then switch it to manual focus (so that the auto focus doesn't reactivate) and start recording. There are many other things- like understanding how ISO, aperture and shutter speed settings affect the image but that's too complex to explain here. Other than that, make sure you're shooting on the highest recording quality setting.


Location: NH : *Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Black Jack Boulders : Entrance Boulders : Bobby's Arete (V6-7)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 22, 2015

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Comments: It's hard to say without having your equipment in my hand and seeing how it shoots under different settings and conditions. And seeing how you edit and process the video. Honestly, most of the video you've posted just looks out of focus to me, so are you sure that you're accurately focusing the video? Many DSLRs don't have tracking auto focus like camcorders do (not sure about the Rebel), so you have to either auto focus the video before putting it in video mode or manually focus in live view mo... more >>


Location: NH : *Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : Black Jack Boulders : Entrance Boulders : Bobby's Arete (V6-7)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 22, 2015

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Comments: Some footage of the line from last Fall. (begins at 0:47)




Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Zoo : Rio's Smaug Face Problem (V3-4)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 22, 2015

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Comments: Yah, I had seen that discussion, though I think there's another 'Smaug Face' problem on this same boulder, located on the other side. Either way, I've renamed it to include every variation of the name. :)

I agree that the high right hand sidepull flake is pretty hollow, but it can also be done without that hold by going straight to the lip off the good left hand in the middle of the face. It's a grade or two harder this way, but arguably better. I thought it would be better to post it so peopl... more >>


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Zoo : Rio's Smaug Face Problem (V3-4)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 21, 2015

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Comments: Since many people have acknowledged the quality of this route, I decided to add it to the site. I called it 'Rio's Face' to distinguish it from 'Rio's Problem' to avoid confusion. Another addition to the million other Rio lines out there. Rio certainly had a good eye for lines.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Zoo : Let's Call It "levitation" (V6+)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: I almost gave this climb zero stars, but I suppose it's not a complete pile. However, I cannot say that I recommend it at all.

I had to start from a really low squat because I couldn't reach the starting left hand hold from a true sit. Pretty hard to grade. My heel popped like 20 times before it finally stayed and I sent it. But, v6ish (plus or minus) seems about right.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Barnyard Boulders : Unnamed (V5)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: Matt--

I believe you just start with the right hand on the small crimp/sidepull that is slightly up and left from the starting left hand hold of 'The Cooper Problem'.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Barnyard Boulders : The Cooper Problem (V8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 18, 2015

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Comments: I'm kind of embarrassed that I actually spent time climbing this, but this was one of the handful of v8's I had left to climb in Pway. Fairly beta intensive and powerful, which is cool. On the other hand, it's like 7 feet tall with scrunchy and awkward movement, which is not cool. And on top of that, it's contrived. Remember when this was what bouldering used to be about? I'm glad that's not the case anymore.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : North Marsh Boulders (aka S...
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 16, 2015

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Comments: Cool. I would say post it and give it a name.

It's good to get more stuff documented in that area, especially harder climbs.


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