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bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 23, 2013 - 06:57pm PT
I hereby dedicate this thread to some wildly remote and underappreciated bouldering areas that deserves a little bit of goddamn respect. The endless jewels of Wayne County, Utah, Colorado Plateau, United States of America.

Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 23, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
Darn!
I thought this was going to be another BOOB thread.

;-)

:-(
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 06:59pm PT
Anybody else climbed here? It's worthy.

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 07:01pm PT
Not to worry Cosmic, I have photos of topless females crushing V6's there like nobody's business. Hope the h8ers can cope.
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
This one is killer. The center route on The Brain. Furious, hard slapper moves from one sloper to another out a roof, desperately heel hooking all the way, and just when you start to feel pumped you have to deal with this hideous crimpfest finish. Visiting SLC people swore it was V6. We called it Big Rocks 5.11c. Snow-covered 12,000-foot high plateau mountains in the background.

survival

Big Wall climber
Terrapin Station
Jan 23, 2013 - 07:28pm PT
I Love BIG ROCKS and undersung areas!



Credit: survival
justthemaid

climber
Jim Henson's Basement
Jan 23, 2013 - 09:38pm PT
I'm lichen it!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 10:10pm PT
This problem is still one of my all-time favorites. Powercrimps through a bulge, some letterbox slots in the steep, then a knee-knocking finish on slopers with a leg-cracking landing. I don't think I ever named it. What was the point? At this stage I'd been bouldering there day after day, week after week, alone, for over 7 years. the only climber for miles. Closest other climbers were in Moab, 160 miles away. The new Wayne County guidebook calls it V4 X.

Credit: bvb
Captain...or Skully

climber
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:14pm PT
It's the price of being an American Legend. Shit's expensive, right?

I'm digging on yer pics.
Darwin

Trad climber
Seattle, WA
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:17pm PT

So it's in Arizona?
Dingus Milktoast

Gym climber
And every fool knows, a dog needs a home, and...
Jan 23, 2013 - 10:17pm PT
Thanks for that bvb.

DMT
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 11:38pm PT
This is The Whiffleball. A bit spicy, but nbd. Swear to God we had like 15 problems lined up side-by-side on this spectacularly good little nugget. Here is Jocelyn airing it out a bit. Wish I had a better scanner 'cause this does not do it justice. Apparently some of the problems -- including this one -- have become lame-ass three-bolt sport routes. Next time I go there those bolts are history.

Credit: bvb
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
the crowd MUST BE MOCKED...Mocked I tell you.
Jan 23, 2013 - 11:43pm PT
I know a guy that does bolt removal, for a small fee. ;)

bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
An entirely worthy warm-up. Early March 2004? Even at 7,500 feet, if the sun is out and there's no wind you're in there. It's nice and cool in the summer, too. Love this private playground.

Credit: bvb
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 23, 2013 - 11:54pm PT
Another bad scanned photo of a swank, swank boulder: The Rabbit Valley Overhang. There are four problems tacking this stellar roof on bullet stone. This thing is V4 in the new guide; the crack on the right -- Vapor Lock -- is called V5. Buncha 5.11c's if ya ask me. Kids these days...

Credit: bvb
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 12:27am PT
Big Rocks from...OUTER SPACE! Great place to eat 'shrooms. All the problems pictured so far are in this snapshot; this snapshot is maybe 1/10th of the total area.

Credit: bvb
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 24, 2013 - 12:30am PT
Bvb;
That Google down in the corner of the Map
remind me of Boobs!
bvb

Social climber
flagstaff arizona
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 24, 2013 - 12:37am PT
OMFG BOOBS! Please God don't let t*r become upset with me and petition the BLM to have Big Boobs, er I mean BIG ROCKS quarried to ensure no impressionable young college moisties, uh, I mean freshies, ah, I mean Freshman become ADDICTED to the DEMEANING sport of BOULDERING there! OMFG I am so upset right now I need to go sprinkle some glitter on my copy of "Our Bodies, Ourselves" and cuddle with my Unicorn!
rottingjohnny

Sport climber
mammoth lakes ca
Jan 24, 2013 - 12:39am PT
Cosmic...I sense some objectification coming from you....you'd better cover your O's...RJ
Cosmiccragsman

Trad climber
AKA Dwain, from Apple Valley, Ca. and Vegas!
Jan 24, 2013 - 01:08am PT
Looks like a cool bouldering area.
It's too bad my bad back, and knee, can't take bouldering anymore.
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