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Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Harmonica Convention (AKA B... : Space Monkey (V5-6)
By: Owen Summerscales When: May 28, 2015

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Comments: I kinda agree. And RWP is a stout 5. However... chewbacca (a supposed 6) is definitely a grade harder than space monkey. Or two. Ha... socorro grades...


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Sign of the Cross : Choir Boys Lite (V7)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Feb 17, 2015

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Comments: FA: Eric Heatwole


Location: TX : Hueco Tanks : North Mountain : Lunch Rocks : Roughage (V7 PG13)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Feb 3, 2015

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Comments: I believe (and correct me if I am wrong) but there is a small pictograph on the underside of the boulder. Recently someone had added a sit start to the problem, I don't know if this directly contributed to the closure or not, but from the sit start there was risk of harming the art I guess.


Location: NM : Truth or Consequences Area : Percha Creek, Hillsboro
By: Owen Summerscales When: Jan 14, 2015

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Comments: Ive never been there so I can't comment in any detail but I can confirm that the area is private property, according to a quick look at land ownership maps.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Pond : King for a Day Boulder : King for a Day (V6)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Jan 5, 2015

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Comments: Well you can't argue with that logic Eric. I feel like griping about the grade - along with the miserable footholds - is an integral part of the King For A Day experience... maybe I'll just keep it at V4 for the book :)

And yes that Valkyrie problem looks sweet, I should try find it sometime.


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Apache Canyon Bouldering
By: Owen Summerscales When: Jan 5, 2015

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Comments: Thats right Hans.


Location: NM : Jemez Valley Area : Ponderosa Bouldering : The Pond : King for a Day Boulder : King for a Day (V6)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Jan 4, 2015

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Comments: There's sandbags, then there's King For A Day. Could easily be v8 at most other climbing areas.

Awesome problem, best at the Pond


Location: NM : Santa Fe Area : Cactus Heaven
By: Owen Summerscales When: Dec 2, 2014

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Location: NM : Socorro Area : The Box climbing areas : Southern Box areas : Alf Rig : American Beauty (V7)
By: Owen Summerscales When: Nov 24, 2014

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Comments: 4 pads, and this one is good.

I think v5/6 from stand. The crux revolves around your ability to match, and move off a sloper... if you know how to use slopers, and you have reasonable conditions (thank christ it's north facing) then I don't think its a v7 move. Climb in Squamish for a season then come back and try this! Not sandbagging, I think half the classics at box are sandbagged - Pressure Drop, Left to Roof, Chewbacca - but this is one of the few that I think is a bit soft. Anyway, my poi... more >>


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 : Standby Shack (a.k.a. The S... : 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 : Standby Shack (a.k.a. The S... : 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 : 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!


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