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Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Tuolumne Meadows : Tuolumne Meadows Bouldering
By: Owen Summerscales When: Oct 3, 2014

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Comments: Charlie Barrett has done it again and written what promises to be a definitive guide to Tuolumne Meadows bouldering. See here:

tuolumneboulderingguidebook.wo...


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Standby Shack (a.k.a. T... : Photo
By: Owen Summerscales When: Jun 24, 2014

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Comments: Still waiting for the picture of a bikini clad local.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Satellite : Parking and Valley Floor : Backside of Choss highball (V2-3)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Jun 10, 2014

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Comments: nice movement, terrible rock.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon : The Standby Shack (a.k.a. T... : Photo
By: Owen Summerscales When: May 14, 2014

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Comments: as is the decision to use red text on red rock


Location: NM : Los Alamos & White Rock : The Dungeon : 45 Boulder : Crimp Chimp (5.12a)
By: Owen Summerscales When: May 8, 2014

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Comments: yeah I guess he climbed a bunch at ponderosa and the temple BITD with cody roth and jon cardwell. TMBJ was his first v10 apparently.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Diablo Canyon
By: Owen Summerscales When: Mar 27, 2014

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Comments: But the 2 minutes you save in hiking is so totally worth it


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Pond : The Wave : The Core Problem (V13)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Feb 5, 2014

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Comments: To think Christian Core came to new mexico to put up this POS!


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Pond : Reservoir Dogs Boulder : Pulp Fiction (V10)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Feb 5, 2014

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Comments: Unfortunately the start holds on this have been heavily comfortized and are hideously polished.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Pond : Pimp Game : Pimp Game (V8)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Feb 3, 2014

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Comments: We worked it with a big crew a few weeks ago. Awesome line for sure. It was end of the day so hard to be objectively critical of grade, but this thing is stout. I would guess its closer to being a solid v9, but need to get on it fresh to make any real judgement.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Cactus Heaven : Lower Playground : Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (V8-9)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Jan 30, 2014

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Comments: A good problem with a really annoying sloping landing that detracts significantly.


Location: ID : City of Rocks : Photo
By: Owen Summerscales When: Dec 13, 2013

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Comments: is this place real?


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Fox's Den
By: Owen Summerscales When: Dec 2, 2013

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Comments: This corridor is at the top of Cake Walk. A direct way there from parking is to park by the Asylum, hike up to Mopboys, continue up slabs to summit then angle to right across some big hueco ponds til you see a slot with an orange cross painted above. Actually quite easy to find.


Location: NM : Enchanted Tower
By: Owen Summerscales When: Nov 15, 2013

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Comments: I dont say this very often, but... lol


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Pond : TMBJ Boulder : TMBJ (V10)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Oct 24, 2013

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Comments: FA: Rich Heisler


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : Big Cat Canyon (a.k.a. Spid...
By: Owen Summerscales When: Oct 8, 2013

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Comments: Bob Murray did it first.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : Big Cat Canyon (a.k.a. Spid...
By: Owen Summerscales When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: Can't wait to check it out, hopefully before road closes this season. Sorry didn't mean backcountry bouldering to be a slight - whenever Im out there it has a real backcountry feel to it, like you're a long way from anyone. but yeah its roadside, even if it is currently a pretty bumpy ride out there.

There's tons of moderates at the pond in that grade range. At the range too. Good to know there's another area for us mere mortals to climb at.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Pond : NASCAR Boulder : NASCAR traverse (V7)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Oct 7, 2013

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Comments: Sure, this beta comes from Rich Heisler and Fred Berman, who were on the scene from the early days of pond bouldering, as they tell me. We should talk to lance.

Id like names to reflect the first acentionist's wishes, esp. on a NM classic such as this. A lot of renaming has happened at ponderosa!


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering
By: Owen Summerscales When: Sep 30, 2013

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Comments: San Juan Road (lower part of FS269) looks like its closed for good now, it has vanished off the latest FS maps

fs.usda.gov/Internet/FSE_DOCUM...

So access to coral is by foot now - 1 mile hike in on a nice road. Access to range from north end of 269.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering
By: Owen Summerscales When: Sep 28, 2013

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Comments: High clearance recommended if you're heading to satellite. After the September flooding, FS-10 is pretty rutted in parts, the whole way through to NM-4. Doubtful that the FS will re-grade this before winter.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : Big Cat Canyon (a.k.a. Spid...
By: Owen Summerscales When: Sep 23, 2013

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Comments: Satellite is 4.5 miles up road from the pond. It isn't above the pond. Directly above the pond is the upper ridge, and on the other side of that is the coral. Where you put the GPS marker for Big Cat Canyon (aka Spider Canyon) is directly above the Satellite.

I am not sure anyone really cares too much about back-country ponderosa first ascents* but it's great to have them cleaned up and some beta for the less adventurous! Bear in mind that many adventure boulderers don't bother scrubbing or pul... more >>


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Pond : Cube, The : Doo Doo Wrecka (V5)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Sep 9, 2013

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Comments: Im pretty sure that was the one that was in the black diamond catalog. Anyone know where I can find it?


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas
By: Owen Summerscales When: Aug 12, 2013

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Comments: No camping at las conchas right now. Without the restrictions, you'd be normally allowed to camp about a mile downstream, but not currently. Camping is open in jemez springs, unless you want undeveloped spots.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Las Conchas
By: Owen Summerscales When: Aug 11, 2013

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Comments: Cattle call is on private land, so the FS dont have anything to say about it. In fact, the flagging makes it very clear where the private/FS land boundary is.


Location: NM : Taos Area : Tres Piedras
By: Owen Summerscales When: Aug 2, 2013

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Comments: all of them I think. Ive definitely set up/taken down anchors on Unknown 5.10a, Analog Analogy 5.11b/Digital Dilemma 5.11c (same anchor) & zorro 10a. Im fairly sure gila monster is the same. the "unknown" 10a is actually a cool climb and you can do a few variations on toprope. Actually the bolted line isnt the easiest line - on TR you can climb this face at ~5.9.


Location: NM : Taos Area : Tres Piedras
By: Owen Summerscales When: Aug 1, 2013

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Comments: yep, aspen alley


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