Sign Up  |   Log In:Login with Facebook
REI Community
Spragueasorus Boulder (aka Underworld Boulder)
Select Route:
6B Crawford 
Nowhere Man 
Pyramid Power 
Satan's Choice 
Waiting for No One 


Hueco: V5+ Font: 6C+

Type:  Boulder, 15'
Original:  Hueco: V5+ Font: 6C+ [details]
FA: Who do you think??
Page Views: 3,694
Submitted By: Ladd on May 15, 2007

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (30)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Rachel Minery

Part of This area is on Private Property MORE INFO >>>


Crimp and power your way up this demanding face using deadpoints and precise feet.
The topout is huge (thank the goddess)

Way Hard for the grade(hence the V5+)


Away from the trailside of this boulder. climbs straight up the face.


Pad and an attentive spotter to grab you before you hit the rock with your back and before you slide down into the pit and bash you face on the boulder.

Photos of Spragueasorus Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Ryan Webster before the crux  Photo by Eileen Mora...
Ryan Webster before the crux Photo by Eileen Mora...
Rock Climbing Photo: Rachel Minery
Rachel Minery
Rock Climbing Photo: Left heel beta works too.
Left heel beta works too.
Rock Climbing Photo: After a session on this problem your fingers will ...
After a session on this problem your fingers will ...
Rock Climbing Photo: The Problem
The Problem
Rock Climbing Photo: A truly classic line
A truly classic line
Rock Climbing Photo: Adam Bofinger
Adam Bofinger

Comments on Spragueasorus Add Comment
Show which comments
Comments displayed oldest to newestSkip Ahead to the Most Recent Dated Aug 10, 2016
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Dec 3, 2008
rating: V5+ 6C+

Is this a sit start?
By M Sprague
From: New England
Dec 3, 2008

By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 1, 2009
rating: V5+ 6C+

any beta on the sit start or where is the sit start?
By Lanky
From: Tired
Apr 13, 2009

Start matched on the sloper under the little overhang on the right edge of the boulder.

(edited to correct "left" to "right")
By Jesse Coburn
From: Manchester, NH
Apr 13, 2009

yeah its tricky. when i did the start my elbows and knees were practically touching. its a nice warm welcome to a great problem :)
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Apr 25, 2011
rating: V5+ 6C+

Finally sent today! A very gratifying send. The beta is very precise, but once you get it down it makes sense at the grade. One of the best boulder problems I have ever done.
By Jay Knower
From: Campton, NH
Apr 25, 2011

Nice work Matt!
By Christian Prellwitz
From: Telluride, CO
Jun 20, 2012
rating: V5 6C

Arguably contrived as one could easily use the arete for some of the moves to make it easier. Also, the sit start doesn't really add anything quality wise to the climb (would be as good or better starting matched on the shelf). But, ignoring those small flaws, this is an incredibly aesthetic climb with perfect crimps up a beautiful wall. A must do!
By B-Mkll
From: Bozeman, MT
Aug 29, 2013

Finally got this problem today! First try in the pouring rain. So satisfying to tick this looooong-standing project off.
By B-Mkll
From: Bozeman, MT
Oct 13, 2013

Is there any beta on the climb that actually uses the arete to the right? It's such a cool feature, and I'm sure would be a quality line by itself...
By matthewWallace
From: plymouth, nh
Dec 13, 2015
rating: V5+ 6C+

Climbed this line again today, it is really hard to come to Blackjack and not take a lap on this classic! One of the best boulder problems anywhere.
By Graham O.
Aug 10, 2016

This thing is so good! Definitely one of the best boulder problems in Rumney, for sure.

The Definitive
Climbing Resource

Inspiration & Motivation
to Fuel Your Run

Next Generation Mountain
Bike Trail Maps

Backcountry, Sidecountry
& Secret Stashes

Better Data. Better Tools.
Better Hikes!