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Location: NH : WM: Waterville Valley : Smarts Brook Area : After Work Boulders : Ready Fire Aim (V5)
By: Sean Kurnas When: 3 hours ago

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Comments: Is it possible that the exfoliating crimp has exfoliated? Or is it just really, really small?


Location: MA : Rose Ledge : Pommel Horse (V3)
By: Sean Kurnas When: 6 days ago

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Comments: Any idea what the climbs to the right of this line might be? This line was soaked, but I did a climb that started slightly right of it as well as one that started seated in the shallow cave at the bottom right of the boulder.


Location: NH : WM: Waterville Valley : Greeley Ponds : Photo
By: Sean Kurnas When: Apr 25, 2016

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Comments: How big do you reckon those boulders are?


Location: CA : Yosemite National Park : Yosemite Valley : Yosemite Valley Bouldering : Curry Village : ... : Circuit Breaker (V2)
By: Sean Kurnas When: Oct 11, 2015

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Comments: Josh, I believe there's a slight correction/clarification to your directions; when you cross the small stone bridge, you're headed West, not East.


Location: NH : *Pawtuckaway : Devil's Den Bouldering : Leave It to Beaver (V8)
By: Sean Kurnas When: Sep 30, 2015

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Comments: If anyone finds a pair of shoes/chalkbag here, please let me know. The shoes are Futuras, the chalk bag is maroon.


Location: MA : Cape Ann : Cavalry Boulder Field aka G... : Cavalry Boulder : Sandman (V3)
By: Sean Kurnas When: Aug 21, 2015

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Comments: By start holds, do you mean the ones back in the cave? I started far back and traversed left until I could top out on good, chalky holds (visible in photo). That felt like the most natural line, but given the grading in the area, it felt potentially easier than V4.


Location: MA : Cape Ann : Cavalry Boulder Field aka G... : Cavalry Boulder : Sandman (V3)
By: Sean Kurnas When: Aug 9, 2015

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: Is this Sandman?
Is this Sandman?



Is this the climb?


Location: NH : WM: Waterville Valley : Bald Knob : Yellowjacket Area : Yellowjacket Boulderfield : The Pillars
By: Sean Kurnas When: Jul 28, 2015

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Comments: Very tempting! Thanks for all the cleaning and posting directions; this area is great.


Location: NH : *Rumney : Bonsai : Kundalini (5.12d)
By: Sean Kurnas When: Jun 16, 2015

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Comments: This climb feels absurdly hard to me. Not that I'm any expert at 12+/13- rock climbing, but it feels way harder than anything I've tried in that range.

Maybe it's because my knee doesn't fit well in the knee-bar. More likely it's because I'm weak. In any case, fair warning.


Location: PA : Northeast Ridges and Valley... : Emmaus Boulders : Main Area : Yvly (V3)
By: Sean Kurnas When: May 26, 2015

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Comments: Maybe my low expectations came into play here, but I remember this boulder problem being great!


Location: NH : WM: Waterville Valley : Bald Knob : Yellowjacket Area : Yellowjacket Boulderfield : The Pillars
By: Sean Kurnas When: May 25, 2015

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Comments:
Rock Climbing Photo: Sorry for the terrible quality.  This ~15' rock is...
Sorry for the terrible quality. This ~15' rock is right downhill from Deadly Pillars; there's a truly incredible (and hard) looking climb up a steep face.


Rock Climbing Photo: Same boulder, right arete.
Same boulder, right arete.


Is this the 'large boulder' mentioned in the description downhill from the pillars? There look to be two really good lines on it, and someone has clearly cleaned it. Still projects?


Location: NH : WM: Waterville Valley : Bald Knob : Yellowjacket Area : Yellowjacket Boulder : The Big Short (V5)
By: Sean Kurnas When: May 25, 2015

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Comments: This climb is impressive. I thought I would be excited to climb it, but had a change of heart standing underneath with a tiny pad (and tiny spotter).

Has anyone done a sit to this boulder? I figured out beta starting low in the corner, RH on a jug sidepull and LH on a cool pinch on the roof. I didn't succeed in sticking the move into the actual start of Big Short but I was close enough to know it's possible... well, possible for someone.


Location: NH : WM: Waterville Valley : Bald Knob : Yellowjacket Area : Yellowjacket Boulder : Trillium Sit (V6)
By: Sean Kurnas When: May 25, 2015

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Comments: This really is an awesome boulder problem; one of the best I've done at this grade.

After seeing the above video I realize I did it pretty differently; instead of making the big right hand deadpoint to the jug, I went into a gaston of the two finger pocket and then went left hand to said jug. Not sure if that is true to the line, or if it changes the grade.

The sit adds awesome moves but IMO they don't make the climb considerably harder.


Location: NH : *Rumney : *Rumney Bouldering : The Pound : Barn Door Boulder : The Whale's Tail (V4+)
By: Sean Kurnas When: Jul 21, 2014

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Comments: Could somebody clarify the difference between the variation and the 'original' climb? Does the original version go left and squeeze between the trees and the rock, or does it finish by reaching right from the triangular hold to the easy crack?

Thanks!


Location: NH : WM: Waterville Valley : Welch and Dickie Area : Welch and Dickie Boulders : Lower Bowl : ... : We Who Wander (V7)
By: Sean Kurnas When: Jul 10, 2014

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Comments: This looks exceptional. Thanks for finding and cleaning it, and more thanks for sharing.


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : The Jolly Green Giant (5.9+) : Photo
By: Sean Kurnas When: Jun 12, 2014

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Comments: Thanks for the info Mark! I've been wanting to go up to Green's for a year now, and I plan on trying again once the bugs die down; if I make it I'll report back.


Location: Eastern States : Best Boulder Problems in th... : Post : Photo
By: Sean Kurnas When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: Looks nice! Are you able to share directions to this?


Location: NH : WM: Kancamagus (Central) : Greens Cliff : The Northeastern Crags : The Jolly Green Giant (5.9+) : Photo
By: Sean Kurnas When: Jun 11, 2014

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Comments: Anyone scoping out a line on that beautiful face? It looks steep and featured and appears to have some placements.


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : West Shore : Eagle Creek Canyon : Mayhem Cove : Car Jacker (5.9)
By: Sean Kurnas When: Jun 10, 2014

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Comments: Anyone know the name of a 10- a climb or two to the left of this? If you look at the picture, you can see the right arm of someone climbing it. Thanks!


Location: CA : Tahoe Vicinity : West Shore : D.L. Bliss State Park : Middle Bliss : ... : The Cave Boulder (V5)
By: Sean Kurnas When: Jun 10, 2014

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Comments: The most obvious route seems to be a v4, climbing from the huecos up and right through good holds and topping out on bad slopers or sharp edges. Not sure which holds one would use for the v5 variation.

The v6(+?) variation that heads right is sharp and hard.


Location: ME : Shagg Crag : Looney Tunes (5.12b/c)
By: Sean Kurnas When: Mar 21, 2014

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Comments: The crux boulder problem on this climb has awesome movement!


Location: NH : * Ice and Mixed Climbing : Mahoosuc Notch
By: Sean Kurnas When: Jul 8, 2013

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Comments: I've heard from some hiker friends that there are lots of boulders in the area. Does anyone know if people have bouldered here or if a reasonable potential for development exists?


Location: VT : Jamaica
By: Sean Kurnas When: Jun 21, 2013

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Comments: I haven't been there but I located it on maps:

43.076255,-72.731758

Is there any more potential here or is this the extent of the area?


Location: MA : Lynn Woods : Weetamoo area : The Graffiti Boulder
By: Sean Kurnas When: Jun 10, 2013

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Comments: I believe this is W24 on the bouldering map at lynnwoodsbouldering.com/

If so, 14 problems crammed onto this tiny boulder seems like a stretch.


Location: Rhode Island : Lincoln Woods : Heart Boulder : Heart of Glass (V4)
By: Sean Kurnas When: May 27, 2013

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Comments: v4? Sure why not... I think that the nubs Jay Z mentioned have crumbled/polished into even worse footholds since I was last here, but I could be wrong. In any case, I think there are better options for the starting foot.

As promised, a shout out to mystery Dave for the chalk, he led the day in assists.


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