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Location: WA : Southwest Cascades : Larch Mountain Bouldering (...
By: TravisMelin When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: Checked out the area yesterday. The view from the top is amazing, and was worth the trip, but the bouldering left much to be desired. Surprised people climb here...am I missing something?


Location: VA : The Hill
By: TravisMelin When: Nov 16, 2013

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Comments: Wow there are still so many new routes to do up here. Anyone getting after it?


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Fantasy Area : Erotica (5.12a)
By: TravisMelin When: Jun 16, 2013

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Comments: I agree with mono, this is a very good but overlooked route. The lack of any small holds makes this one of the few endless wall 12s that will still be fun in the summer heat.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - Misery/Cottage... : Dutchman Rampart : Oh Rats (5.8) : Photo
By: TravisMelin When: Jun 1, 2013

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Comments: I think you know my preference.


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : West Bluff - Misery/Cottage... : Dutchman Rampart : Oh Rats (5.8) : Photo
By: TravisMelin When: May 30, 2013

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Comments: Yes. There can be only one.


Location: VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : Picnic Area : Olympus Boulder : Fulgora (V8)
By: TravisMelin When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: There is too much stone out here for eliminates. Crimp whatever you like!


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Bubba City : Sandstonia : Mike Tyson's Face (5.12a)
By: TravisMelin When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: a 5ft 9in female i know put it down pretty fast. I never thought of this one as being reachy myself.
Anchor was maybe a little but rubby on the ledge...but my old rope endured 13 laps on it last year without any noticeable wear...


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : Lower Meadow : Greatest Show Area : Lavender Days (5.13a)
By: TravisMelin When: May 23, 2013

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Comments: haha, ill take it :) sounds like were on the same page, 'no hands' but still 4+ points of contact.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : Meadow River Gorge : Lower Meadow : Greatest Show Area : Lavender Days (5.13a)
By: TravisMelin When: May 20, 2013

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Comments: the 100% rest is a bit deceiving. ...maybe I didnt find the 'sweet spot' though. I found myself bearhugging/forearm smearing a ledge, with a slight amount of left knee bar.... my forearms could recover some, but holy shit did it exhaust every other muscle in my body. What do other people do for the 'rest'?


Location: WI : Devil's Lake : Devil's Lake Bouldering : East Bluff Bouldering : East Bluff North : ... : Good Morning Veruca (V1 PG13)
By: TravisMelin When: May 7, 2013

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Comments: Looks like this one will be in the running for most photogenic route at the lake.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Kaymoor : Butcher's Branch : Bourbon Sauce (5.11d)
By: TravisMelin When: May 6, 2013

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Comments: I started on the left arete instead of below 'control'. The moves were much more appealing than the odd traverse in from the right. Also easier.


Location: WV : The New River Gorge : New River Gorge Proper : Endless Wall : Kaymoor Slabs : Pudd's Pretty Dress (5.12c/d)
By: TravisMelin When: Apr 27, 2013

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Comments: 12d going on 13a. I guess it depend on what, if anything you can get back on the "rests'. Hand jam at the big undercling was way critical for me. exciting finish!


Location: VA : AVO : The Seance Area : Flight or Fright (V5) : Photo
By: TravisMelin When: Apr 21, 2013

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Comments: wow,looks like some quality stone.


Location: WV : Bozoo : Bozoo Bouldering : Entryway Boulders : BoulderCliff Area : ... : Squeeze Arete (V3)
By: TravisMelin When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: great route. Probably at least a grade harder for people of a certain height.


Location: WV : Bozoo : Bozoo Bouldering : Entryway Boulders : Roadside : ... : Roadside Euphoria (V6)
By: TravisMelin When: Apr 8, 2013

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Comments: alternate start adds a little difficulty (maybe v6?): squat start way left under the slab matched on a sloper lip. Traverse right 3-4 moves into start of the direct line. Just as fun, and a touch harder IMO.


Location: VA : The Hill : Stones : 500lb boulder : Quantum Leap (V6-7)
By: TravisMelin When: Apr 7, 2013

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Comments: Think up a name, and ill change it. I haven't made it up to the hill in quite a while. Nice work on the FA! At some point we gotta get a big crew up there and crack into some of the real highball stuff.


Location: WV : Bozoo : Bozoo Bouldering : Downstream Boulderfield : Photo
By: TravisMelin When: Apr 3, 2013

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Comments: I agree. It is slap and squeezes backside. Memory is fuzzy but there are many small lines on it, maybe 8? none harder than v5 or 6? thats about all i got.


Location: WV : Bozoo : Bozoo Bouldering : Main Area Bouldering : B. Hershey Boulder : Hershey Squirt (V5)
By: TravisMelin When: Feb 18, 2013

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Comments: eeh, hard to gauge a one move wonder. I bet its more like V9 in august.


Location: WV : Bozoo : Bozoo Bouldering : Project Area : The Brain Boulder : Kung Foo Hand (V6)
By: TravisMelin When: Jan 20, 2013

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Comments: we climbed it to within 4 inches of the top multiple times one day, but couldnt commit to the very last off balance move soo high up...so we ended up down climbing and dropping. This was in the massive humidity of august, and it felt maybe 6ish to me then, probably very different grade in good temps.


Location: WV : Bozoo : Bozoo Bouldering : Main Area Bouldering : Pocket Boulder : J. Unknown12 (V6)
By: TravisMelin When: Jan 20, 2013

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Comments: I would go with too silly. Seemed quite doable and i think the grade is probably close. From what I remember it was a one move wonder, and it was the very first move to an undercling?, and it was super awkward, dabby, and tweaky.


Location: WV : Bozoo
By: TravisMelin When: Jan 19, 2013

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Comments: Awesome! Thanks for all the input Shawn. I would say just keep doing what your doing and Jay or I can edit the name/FA info as you comment. Id say your account of Bozoo history will always supersede the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th hand information that I have about it.

It would be fun to do a Bozoo day sometime after the snow melts and get a bunch of folks out the together at the same time.


Location: WV : Bozoo : Bozoo Bouldering : Project Area : The Project Boulder : Project Boulder Arete (V3)
By: TravisMelin When: Jan 18, 2013

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Comments: I tried it a few years ago, seemed like the logical sds into this line, though I suppose an independent route may exist as well.
I used the small chalked nib in the photo for a left hand and I think the jug start of the project to move into a right gaston, then some super difficult moves in the roof area, then moved out left to the V4 stand start. But.. I did not send.


Location: VA : Grayson Highlands State Par... : Picnic Area : Olympus Boulder : Fulgora (V8)
By: TravisMelin When: Dec 28, 2012

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Comments: Yea, the starting hold may have broken some since I first sent it....but im pretty sure that doesnt change who did the first ascent :)


Location: VA : The Hill : Stones : Values Boulder : Thoughtless Minds (V8)
By: TravisMelin When: Dec 21, 2012

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Comments: Nice job andrew! Now send american taliban and tell me it deserves an upgrade to v9., my retrospectrograph thinks it does.


Location: VA : The Hill : Stones : Burlstain Boulder : Wasabi Wow (V8)
By: TravisMelin When: Dec 7, 2012

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Comments: Congrats to Mark Mellette for putting this one down yesterday!


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