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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.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : North Marsh Boulders (aka S...
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 15, 2015

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Comments: I believe it has been done from a stand. Not sure about the sit. As far as I know, it doesn't have a name. I've climbed a bunch of the other lines in this area, but I never tried that one. It was always very mossy/wet whenever I was there.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Yosemite Boulder Area : Gun Show (V8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 13, 2015

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Comments: I have to agree with Ian's sentiments. This line is awesome. Engaging intro moves lead to a large feet cutting dyno (for me at least), with some really cool compression moves to finish. The dyno move was one of the cooler single moves that I've done in Pway.

I didn't find any of the holds to be particularly sharp. In fact, as Ian stated they are mostly friendly. More people should climb this. To give this one star is crazy.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Round Pond : Ill Saint (V13)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 12, 2015

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Comments: No doubt. :)


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Round Pond : Ill Saint (V13)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 12, 2015

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Comments: I spoke to Dave about this climb earlier this year. Though he hasn't checked it out recently, he finds it hard to believe that anything significant has broken on it. He said he doesn't remember a single hold that he thought was possible of breaking on this climb.

He's also bummed/surprised that it hasn't been repeated/is rarely repeated as he thought it was a really cool and improbable line and probably the hardest climb that he put up in Pway/the Northeast (harder than 'Child Of The Storm'). ... more >>


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Trailside Boulders : Current Reservation (V6)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 11, 2015

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Comments: The long move off the underclings is not that long of a move if you use good beta. After gaining the lone crimp on the face, somewhat exciting moves (due to the sketchy/awkward landing) lead to a final reach to a nice 'thank god' jug/edge. Or at least that's the way it felt for me. :)

The landing can be made reasonably flat/safe with a few pads. A spotter is helpful as well.

Not a bad little climb. Thanks for cleaning it up a bit, Lee.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Storm Boulders : Evolution (V6)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 10, 2015

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Comments: I have to agree with Mike and Lee's sentiments. I climbed this line two ways today, both as the description states and then again exiting straight up from the last good holds and not using the sloper out right. I found it to be more natural and more enjoyable to do it the second way. Seemed somewhat contrived and unnecessary to go to the sloper. Doing it this way might be more like v5.

Somewhat fun, though there are so many better climbs in the area at the grade.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Storm Boulders : Innovator (V8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 9, 2015

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Comments: Bizarre and awkward, but surprisingly simple with the right beta.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Round Pond : Gator Pussy (V10)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 6, 2015

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Comments: Eddy-

I uploaded some pictures to show the starting hold and general line of travel. Just wanted to make sure they looked accurate to you. Seems like you start on the incut flake and then make a couple of moves to join 'High Tech Issues' right around the crimpy incut flake. Correct?


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Blair Woods : Crack Boulder Area : Stainless Steel (V8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: An overlooked climb with really good movement and a definitive crux. Don't underestimate the moves post crux. They're not that hard, just kind of weirder/trickier than they appear. I punted off them twice and ended up having to come back another day to finish off the climb. Kind of sharp, but not too bad, especially when compared to other climbs on this boulder (Crack Of Pain!). :)

I thought this was harder than most of the other v8's in the area, as I found the crux to be very low percentage.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Blair Woods : Conditions Boulder : Meat and Potatoes (V3)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: May 4, 2015

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Comments: Alec--

Thanks for cleaning this up! It's good fun and a great warm up for the harder climbs in the area. Longish pulls on good holds. One of better climbs under v5 at Blair, in my opinion.

I didn't try it, but the sit looks hard/tricky.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Boulder Natural : The Yosemite Boulder Area : Gun Show (V8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Dec 29, 2014

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Comments: Nice work, Ian. I always thought this line looked cool, but I was always distracted by other problems. Psyched to steal your beta when I'm back in the area.


Location: NH : Pawtuckaway : Devil's Den Bouldering : A Moment Of Light (V7-8)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Dec 8, 2014

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Comments: Brett--

Congrats on the send. Your beta is fairly similar to mine, though I did the sequence from the first right hand feature to the good crimp above (the crux section) a bit differently.

I wouldn't be surprised if the grade settled at v8. That seems about right for Pway. You should give it a grade suggestion and quality rating so we can start to get a consensus.

I never really know my plans this far in advance, but I won't be back in NH until late spring at the earliest, if at all. But I'l... more >>


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Left Fork : Eden : Eden Boulder : Save Yourself (V7)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Nov 18, 2014

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Comments: The description above describes 'Save Yourself Left', which is definitely the natural line for this problem. 'Save Yourself (Direct)' heads straight up from the big pocket at head height via some crimps and/or a pocket. The finish is probably a bit easier than the left variation. The direct is slightly contrived, but it climbs really well and is a worthwhile climb in its own right. All of these climbs start sitting these days.

Personally, I think 'Save Yourself Left' (from the sit) is more lik... more >>


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Left Fork : Eden : Eden Boulder : Anatomy Act (V7)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Nov 18, 2014

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Comments: An under appreciated line. There is a sit (more like a squat) start that goes at around v9 and is nowhere near as good as the stand, in my opinion. It basically starts a couple moves lower and adds a few awkward moves into the stand. There might be an even lower start, but I'm not sure what the starting holds are.


Location: UT : Joe's Valley : Left Fork : Eden : Eden Boulder : Eden (V10)
By: Christian Prellwitz When: Nov 18, 2014

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Comments: Not sure why this got downgraded to v9 in Isaac's guide when almost every logged ascent has confirmed it at v10. Personally, I feel like this is one of the standards for v10 at Joe's. If some people (perhaps taller people) feel like it's low end v10, I can understand that but it feels like spot on v10 to me.

In fact, every climb on this wall is solid/hard at the grade. Probably the most accurately graded boulder at Joe's! :)


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