A single boulder just south of the trail. It has a gently overhanging North face and three other steep sides that although a bit short are quite featured. This boulder has four very good problems and a few others that are shorter, but worth doing if you are there. The best problems are American Music, the NE arete/rail, (Tweaker V5) the west roof, (Anger is a Gift) V7 if you hit the lip and traverse left to exit V5 if you go right)and the south roof (Rio Bravo V3/4). The boulder is named in honor of the good Reverend Dr. Gann's PHD thesis. It is probably the best boulder yet developed at Three Gun. There is a striking crimp project left of American music that may or may not go and a number of silly eliminates, short variations and projects between the established lines. This boulder is excellent for those climbing in the V5 range and is one of the few boulders around that has so many holds. Flashing all the lines would make for a nice afternoon of climbing. There are currently two V3s, three V5s, a 6 and a 7.
Hike hawkwatch till you hit the ridge, look south as you cross over the ridge and the boulder sits alone in the wash.
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American Music V6 7A NM : Albuquerque Area Climbing : ... : Rio Bravo boulder
An excellent problem that sit starts low in the crack on the north face of Rio Bravo. Move up and right a few moves until you can move left to the sweet crimps. Climb straight up to the sloper and bail right into the scoop for the V5 or stay on the prow a few more moves for the V6. The V6 exit foot is the sloper that you grab off the crimps. ...[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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