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This is the large boulder that sits up the ridge from the NASCAR Boulder about 100 yards or so. The face that you first come to is sunny and has 4 or 5 problems on it, a couple of slabs at the lower left then steeper problems as you work your way up and to the right culminating in a steep arete as the boulder turns the corner. On the uphill side is a short steep face with possibly the hardest problem at Ponderosa, The Core Problem V13 climbs through some very small edges and knobs in black rock. Also a convenient downclimb through the toilet bowl feature. The backside of the boulder is the wave itself, this wall has a traverse but the rock doesn't look very good. A couple of lines look as though they could go up the face but the landings tend to slope away. The last face as you work around the boulder does not have much to it.
From the NASCAR Boulder work you way around and up towards the ridge passing a few other boulders on your way. This boulder sits a little bit below the actual ridge itself but since the NASCAR Boulder is further below the ridge you end up walking more or less right to it.
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Pocket, Pocket V1 5 NM : Jemez Valley Area : ... : The Wave
Use both pockets and the arete to climb the short clean face to an easy top out. Using a foot on the arete is key to success at the grade. Otherwise eliminate the arete all together and go from one pocket to the next for something quite a bit harder....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
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