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Location: WI : Rib Mountain : Headstone Area : Bird Of Prey (V10) : Photo
By: madisonchoss When: May 29, 2015

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Comments: Hard to tell having never seen the thing but why wouldn't you start sitting with the big horizontal?


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Linkups, Contrivances, Oddi... : East Bluff Linkups : Noble Arches (5.8 PG13)
By: madisonchoss When: May 22, 2015

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Comments: 100 in a weekend seems doable for sure...


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Box Canyon Boulders : Cannon Boulder : The Monster In The Mirror (V11)
By: madisonchoss When: May 1, 2015

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Comments: Hey nezbit

You're right - it was fun. I try to keep fun out of quality though just bc it varies so much from person to person. For example, a kneebar automatically makes something fun for me but not for lots of people I know. Not everyone agrees with this approach (see Jason's comment) but it's what I try to apply.

As for the grade, I didn't say you were two off; just said for me (maybe I'm just the perfect size or set of strengths and weaknesses - who knows?), it wasn't as hard as... more >>


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Box Canyon Boulders : Cannon Boulder : The Monster In The Mirror (V11)
By: madisonchoss When: May 1, 2015

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Comments: Well, I don't know about everyone else but I sure had fun watching the now-deleted "discussion" from the sidelines (I was holding my breath waiting for Sam Powers to make an appearance, but alas).

I always planned on chiming in once I had the chance to check this out, but looks like now I'll just be joining a conversation between Tyler and himself, which is typical.

Anyway, I checked this out last night in okay but far from sticky conditions. Here's a video:


Here'... more >>


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff North : ... : Photo
By: madisonchoss When: Apr 29, 2015

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Comments: mountainproject.com/v/talus-fr...


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : Burma Road Bouldering : Baby Burmese (V8-)
By: madisonchoss When: Apr 29, 2015

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Comments: This isn't a boulder problem. It is part of a project and should be deleted.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : Ghost Talus Field : There are Two (V8)
By: madisonchoss When: Apr 28, 2015

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Comments: Added this as a separate problem as it climbs very differently and bumps the grade a bit.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : Ghost Talus Field
By: madisonchoss When: Apr 24, 2015

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Comments: I spent a really enjoyable day in this field. There aren't a ton of problems but those that are here are quite good.




Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : Ghost Talus Field : Full Sail (V10)
By: madisonchoss When: Apr 24, 2015

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Comments: This is now updated. "Full Sit" is now called "Full Sail;" the start that was "Full Sail" no longer exists.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff North : ... : Axiom of Arete Aesthetics (V7)
By: madisonchoss When: Apr 21, 2015

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Comments: No, I can't. That's why I didn't list it.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff North : ... : Axiom of Arete Aesthetics (V7)
By: madisonchoss When: Apr 21, 2015

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Comments: And Sex and Chocolate is just the first half of Sex and Chocolate Direct / Cherry on Top. None of them are great problems (arguably, none of them are problems). I think these should be noted for their historical value and not that much else.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : South Bluff Bouldering : Ghost Talus Field : Full Sail (V10)
By: madisonchoss When: Apr 14, 2015

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Comments: There are at most two problems here - Sail Away and Full Sit. Full Sail however is a better name than Full Sit.

I would recommend adding the the lowest start Ian describes to the description of this problem and forgetting about the midway start currently described here.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : West Bluff Bouldering : West Bluff South : ... : Public Enemy Direct AKA Pub... (V8)
By: madisonchoss When: Apr 13, 2015

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Comments: aka Public Enemy with different beta...


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : West Bluff Bouldering : West Bluff Fire Road
By: madisonchoss When: Apr 13, 2015

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Comments: Yes. Steve is right. Not sure why I didn't think of that.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : West Bluff Bouldering : West Bluff Fire Road
By: madisonchoss When: Apr 11, 2015

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Comments: Definitely adds a good bit of a hike. Steve is right, the fastest way to approach this area now seems to be parking at the cabins, hiking to the dumpster boulder, then heading straight up the hill toward the real power. From there, the 45 boulder is slightly uphill and to the south.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff North : ... : Greatest Slab (V2)
By: madisonchoss When: Apr 8, 2015

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Comments: yeah these are fun if you're in the area.

Regarding the name, try again Remo! - "Greatest Slab" is the big slab on the Greatest Show boulder to the left.


Location: WI : Central Sandstone : Rattlesnake Mound : Photo
By: madisonchoss When: Mar 15, 2015

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Comments: I climbed this from a sit last year. Felt a bit harder than chaos the way I fid it. Called it "the perch"


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Group Camp B : Backbone Ridge : West Side- Backbone Ridge : Sandstone Violence (V8)
By: madisonchoss When: Jan 23, 2015

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Comments: Here are a couple videos featuring this problem:






Location: WI : Central Sandstone : Rattlesnake Mound : Main Cliff East : Hocus Pocus (V9)
By: madisonchoss When: Jan 23, 2015

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Comments: Here are a couple videos showing different methods:






Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Box Canyon Boulders : Cannon Boulder : Photo
By: madisonchoss When: Jan 19, 2015

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Comments: Looks like my illustration is now out of date and climbing on top of this boulder from the low rail is v2 / 3:

mountainproject.com/v/funky-tu...


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Box Canyon Boulders : Cannon Boulder : Photo
By: madisonchoss When: Jan 13, 2015

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Comments: Interesting point about community not FA defined starts. Can't say I agree, but it's a stance advocated a couple times in the lengthy discussion on this tangentially related blog post:

b3bouldering.com/2011/02/22/mi...


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Box Canyon Boulders : Cannon Boulder : Photo
By: madisonchoss When: Jan 12, 2015

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Comments: Eventually they should be merged, I don't think there's any doubt about that. Doesn't matter to me if that happens and then the start is further defined or if you wait to do so until this is resolved (if it ever can be!).

My point from the beginning has been that the same standard you use for defining "matched" here should be able to be equally well applied to any other matched starts, regardless of whether it changes the difficulty by 2, 1, .01, .0000000001 v grades. If that can't be done th... more >>


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Box Canyon Boulders : Cannon Boulder : Photo
By: madisonchoss When: Jan 11, 2015

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Comments: Re start position 2: how far from the base is "low" on the cannons rail before it becomes "high" on the cannons rail?

(For the record, I definitely think you did another move that was probably hard. And may even be the most natural! It's been 3 years so I'm playing Devils advocate with an very vague memory and a couple phone pictures).

As for Ian's point, lots of things happen all the time that shouldn't (in climbing and in life). They also seem to happen mostly in climbing areas where no o... more >>


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Box Canyon Boulders : Cannon Boulder : Photo
By: madisonchoss When: Jan 9, 2015

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Comments: I agree with Nezbit Ė discussions like this are important to have. The way people approach establishing new problems shapes the future experience of climbers in that area far more than some v17 that none of us will touch. If you donít like the discussions or find them dramatic, feel free to skip participating and climb whatever you want and not talk about it on the internet.

Not to speak too much for him, but I think Nezbit and I also agree that Basilisk and Cannons Sit are variations of eac... more >>


Location: WI : Governor Dodge State Park : Box Canyon Boulders : Cannon Boulder : Photo
By: madisonchoss When: Jan 8, 2015

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Comments: Everyone agrees for a sit start the butt is the last thing to leave one pad (a quality both "Basilisk" and "Cannons Sit" share). Past that, there seems to be confusion:

Where do your hands go? How far until you just climbed "Basilisk?"

If: "as far as you can reach while still seated" -> it's the same as "Basilisk."

If: "____ inches" -> why that many and not more? Or less?

If: "both hands go on bottom lip" -> You're actually on a different line than c... more >>


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