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Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Topic Author's Original Post - Jul 31, 2013 - 12:18pm PT
Credit: Reeotch
Credit: Reeotch
Credit: Reeotch
Credit: Reeotch
Bouldering has always been my first love.
All of the above are one-off FAs within 15 miles of Kayenta (that's my story, and I'm sticken to it . . . )

Well,ok, that last one is a project: Layaway off the diminishing rail using a heel or toe-hook for the left foot, then make an awkward all-out (total committment)dyno up and right to a sloping arete and finishing mantel.
Maybe if I had a spotter and a pad, I'd be more willing to go for it.

Post 'em up . . .
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:22pm PT
Those look like good problems to have!

John
The Larry

climber
Moab, UT
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:25pm PT
Looks like yer solving them.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jul 31, 2013 - 12:54pm PT
I only count 4. Where are the other 95?
i'm gumby dammit

Sport climber
da ow
Jul 31, 2013 - 01:10pm PT
why do you need a pad if you're going to deck in the shade? shade is much softer than full sun..
michaeld

Sport climber
Sacramento
Jul 31, 2013 - 01:13pm PT
I only count 4. Where are the other 95?

Bitches.
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Jul 31, 2013 - 01:50pm PT
Nice Reeotch!


That problem in the last photo looks like a gem.
STEEVEE

Social climber
HUMBOLDT, CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 02:03pm PT
Hey REEOTCH,
This is your brother. I'll trade you problems. You can raise a teenager (your nephew) and I'll cut my hands up on some rock. :)

P.S. I like this site. Looks like climbing is almost as fun as surfing.
Seamstress

Trad climber
Yacolt, WA
Jul 31, 2013 - 02:16pm PT
Love to have your problems. Looks like another first world problem.....must revisit that thread.
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 02:46pm PT
Oh No!

Not another Ludwig . . .

3 Ludwigs
3 Ludwigs
Credit: Reeotch

Ok, Bouldering, people, its all about bouldering . . .

Credit: Reeotch
10b4me

Ice climber
Wishes-He-Was-In-Arizona
Jul 31, 2013 - 02:51pm PT
that looks really nice
STEEVEE

Social climber
HUMBOLDT, CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 03:00pm PT
POST 'EM! I WANT TO SEE SOME BOULDER PROBLEMS. I'M SITTING HERE BORED AT WORK BEHIND A COMPUTER SCREEN. SHOW ME SOME PICS!
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Jul 31, 2013 - 04:29pm PT
Is that grey rock pic above Moonstone?

If it is I almost didn't recognize.

donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Jul 31, 2013 - 04:31pm PT
Nice.....by the looks of those pictures they would be REAL problems for me.
S.Leeper

Social climber
somewhere that doesnt have anything over 90'
Jul 31, 2013 - 04:47pm PT
good problems to have. I'm stuck in a cube for another 9 hours.
Jaybro

Social climber
Wolf City, Wyoming
Jul 31, 2013 - 05:29pm PT
Goat rock, Sonoma coast

Credit: Jaybro

Credit: Jaybro

Someplace in Wyoming

Credit: Jaybro
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jul 31, 2013 - 07:10pm PT
Dude, we climbed three of those probs back in 1993.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jul 31, 2013 - 07:12pm PT
I have a whole mountain of these in my back pocket. Waiting for the temps...
Credit: Chinchen
Credit: Chinchen
Credit: Chinchen
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 07:30pm PT
Dude, we climbed three of those probs back in 1993.

Yeah, right, you're gonna have to do better than that.

Yep, munge, that is indeed Moonstone - the iconic Karen Rock, sight of the great Humboldt chiseling fiasco/controversy.

All the problems at Moonstone have become highballs with ugly landings. Sure was nice with about 5 extra feet of sand under you . . .
Kalimon

Social climber
Ridgway, CO
Jul 31, 2013 - 07:35pm PT
You think you were the first to explore that desert? People have been climbing out there long before you were born my friend.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jul 31, 2013 - 07:46pm PT
Nice secret stash Jason! This is about as close as I can get to your secret Bishop bounty...
Las Palmas in a box... :-(
Las Palmas in a box... :-(
Credit: Relic

It's a major problem.
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jul 31, 2013 - 07:49pm PT
Ha...I am sure you can find better Rellenos than Las Palmas.
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jul 31, 2013 - 07:59pm PT
Very unlikely in Canuckistan to find Rellanos. You are more likely to find a mini Jedi Mind Tricks for babies and weenies boulder though...

Credit: RyanD
Reeotch

Trad climber
4 Corners Area
Topic Author's Reply - Jul 31, 2013 - 08:09pm PT
Kalimon, of course I know people have been climbing out here for decades. I have found the evidence.

Which problems have you done, and where are they? Usually it is not too difficult to tell on these very soft boulders if they have been climbed on or not. Usually.

I would be surprised if I was the first one to climb that crack I posted in the OP. It is easy to access and dead obvious. The rest of them, I'd be sruprised If I wasn't the FA. They are well hidden, off the road, and some on private property.

Evidence?
Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Jul 31, 2013 - 08:14pm PT
Quit fighting like little bitches and go climbing. Keep posting up pics too.
MisterE

climber
Jul 31, 2013 - 08:18pm PT
Nice, Rich - thanks for some NOAZ/SOUT action?

Here's a picture from The Oasis at Gonzaga Bay Baja - middle of nowhere on perfect stone 20 minutes from the Vasquez beach house by VW dune buggy:

Oasis arete - V2
Oasis arete - V2
Credit: MisterE

Baja Buggy
Baja Buggy
Credit: MisterE

View from the porch
View from the porch
Credit: MisterE
STEEVEE

Social climber
HUMBOLDT, CA
Jul 31, 2013 - 08:37pm PT
feel the pump
feel the pump
Credit: STEEVEE
I topped out on this one. That problem to the right my son and I call the The Slide.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jul 31, 2013 - 08:42pm PT
Alls I got is the walk-off to a problem .
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Jul 31, 2013 - 10:37pm PT
Yummy fingerlickin locks.
Brownie on Damien's Crack, Paradise Valley
Brownie on Damien's Crack, Paradise Valley
Credit: Relic

jstan

climber
Jul 31, 2013 - 11:47pm PT
Erik:
Credit: jstan

There is hope. In just 30 more years leaving this to go find a rock will not even occur to you; nor
will you remember having ever done so. JTM will remember however, and she will have a little smile that translates as,"Good! We finally got that straightened out."
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Aug 1, 2013 - 12:39am PT
Very unlikely in Canuckistan to find Rellanos. You are more likely to find a mini Jedi Mind Tricks for babies and weenies boulder though...


I've been trying to ignore my problems Reeotch! Now with this thread I've started thinking about them again, non stop.

This is a big problem of mine & Relic's too. Not for weenies though, just piggies. Josh hiking it in this crappy photo.

Squealing pork.
Squealing pork.
Credit: RyanD


Another few that are too much of a walk. But not really.

Jonny sends sit
Jonny sends sit
Credit: Relic

Relic kicking & screaming on Jonny sends
Relic kicking & screaming on Jonny sends
Credit: RyanD






Chinchen, that first boulder looks like excellent quality buttermilk!

Chinchen

climber
Way out there....
Aug 1, 2013 - 08:11am PT
i know, huh? Funny thing is they are no where near the Buttermilks.


Those look good guys!
Relic

Social climber
Vancouver, BC
Aug 1, 2013 - 09:15am PT
So do those boulders in your back pocket have holds on them Chinchen? Looks like prime quality stuff. I'll be back too when the temps get more hospitable.
FRUMY

Trad climber
Bishop,CA
Aug 1, 2013 - 12:12pm PT
Oy such problems.
Credit: FRUMY
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Aug 9, 2013 - 11:10pm PT
Project/ direct start of an old route. The base used to be a nightmare even with pad - now I saw somebody fully pry-barred all the land mines away. Working title is Stayfree cuz I want to do it padless (big dyno with either hand to the left will solve it).
Credit: T H
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Aug 14, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
No dab, perfect little postage stamp about 3 inches off the deck.
Credit: T H
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Aug 25, 2013 - 11:16pm PT
OW bouldering yesterday on a moraine near Mammoth.
Credit: T H
Todd Gordon

Trad climber
Joshua Tree, Cal
Aug 25, 2013 - 11:32pm PT
Credit: Todd Gordon
Son....get off those dinky pebbles and get your gear and rope out and go climbing...the totem pole is 15 mile from your house!....leave those tiny lumps for the beanie wearing coffee drinking, rasta-trust funders........go hop on something real........get busy, ......
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Aug 31, 2013 - 10:02pm PT
Credit: T H
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Sep 1, 2013 - 05:57am PT
Can't help with problems like those.....wish I could.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Sep 4, 2013 - 10:12pm PT
Credit: T H
mouse from merced

Trad climber
The finger of fate, my friends, is fickle.
Sep 5, 2013 - 04:17am PT
Thorkell's solution.
Thorkell's solution.
Credit: narutoforms.com
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Sep 6, 2013 - 11:27pm PT
Credit: T H
Credit: T H
Credit: T H
Credit: T H
Credit: T H
Credit: T H
RyanD

climber
Squamish
Sep 7, 2013 - 12:14am PT
Biotch, you're so elusive........

Some nice photos tho, on the rocks scattered all over behind the university right?
HighTraverse

Trad climber
Bay Area
Sep 7, 2013 - 10:20am PT
Gotta laugh at Todd's post!
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Sep 15, 2013 - 10:50pm PT
One of the first boulders I messed around on here - going back like 15 years ago, but it holds up IMO. Bad feet, but once you got the stance, you blind dyno to the top. It's kind of a timing dependant thing.
Credit: T H
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Sep 22, 2013 - 10:26pm PT
Horseshoe Lake
Credit: T H
Credit: T H
Credit: T H
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Oct 12, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Credit: T H
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Oct 21, 2013 - 10:51pm PT
Credit: T H
Credit: T H
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Oct 27, 2013 - 10:35pm PT
project
Credit: T H
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Nov 8, 2013 - 09:57pm PT
Couple old FAs in the frame. On this side of obvious dike is super hard (I didn't name the route). On other side is essentially a single dyno in about 13 feet (2 moves to top out) IE: really high feet, and low hands type explosion. You can't rely on finger strength - you gotta be light weight in the first place. Called it Paratrooper. I have the FA on VHS somewhere, and it looks easy, but I have tried it recently, and its a total shut down lol.
Credit: T H
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Nov 8, 2013 - 10:32pm PT
from same SD card ...
Credit: T H
speelyei

Trad climber
Kingman, Arizona
Nov 9, 2013 - 08:44am PT
Credit: speelyei
One of many little outcroppings near my house.




Like a mini-headstone, huh?
Like a mini-headstone, huh?
Credit: speelyei
No pads, no music, no dogs, no spotter.



boulders near my house
boulders near my house
Credit: speelyei
ranges from friable, gritty junk to beautiful, sharp, perfect.






T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Nov 28, 2013 - 10:22pm PT
Credit: T H
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Dec 4, 2013 - 09:43pm PT
Inlet of Horseshoe Lake
Credit: T H
skcreidc

Social climber
SD, CA
Dec 6, 2013 - 06:48am PT
Credit: skcreidc

This one caught my eye during Thanksgiving. I don't think a pad will help, and the thing needs a good sweeping first. And I'll need to up my technique...
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Dec 13, 2013 - 08:48pm PT
^^ Oh My God.
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jan 13, 2014 - 08:41pm PT
Quick touch between side jobs, and a job interview LOL
Credit: T H
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Jan 30, 2014 - 10:57pm PT
This idea that boulders only produce "problems" (not routes) cracks me up anyway.
Like the word 'route' is copyrighted for roped climbing only.
Bad feet .. . timing sequence ... blind dyno blah blah blah
Credit: T H
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 31, 2014 - 05:07am PT
So, Biotch, does this mean that socks are back in . . . ?
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Feb 10, 2014 - 10:43pm PT
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Feb 19, 2014 - 08:47pm PT
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Mar 1, 2014 - 10:36pm PT
Credit: T H
GDavis

Social climber
SOL CAL
Mar 1, 2014 - 10:37pm PT
Good problems :)
T H

Boulder climber
extraordinaire
Mar 18, 2014 - 11:35pm PT
StahlBro

Trad climber
San Diego, CA
Mar 18, 2014 - 11:45pm PT
Credit: StahlBro
Reeotch

climber
4 Corners Area
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 23, 2014 - 06:50am PT
Every time I go to Flagstaff lately, I have to go visit Turkey Tanks, a little novelty bouldering area east of town off Leupp Road.

It's basalt, 10' - 20' tall, and has a 300' long traverse.
Plus, its south facing, making it climbable all winter long.
Plus, its south facing, making it climbable all winter long.
Credit: Reeotch
Credit: Reeotch
Some good up problems too.
Some good up problems too.
Credit: Reeotch
Credit: Reeotch

I usually have the place to myself. It's peaceful out there, and warm, a little microclimate. Nice!
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