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Elevation: 6,324 ft
GPS: 35.6856, -106.6554
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Shared By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Oct 15, 2008
Admins: Jason Halladay, Mike Hoskins, Anna Brown

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See ponderosa bouldering

Getting There Suggest change

Pirated from Ponderosa Bouldering since these are directions to The Pond specifically.

From any direction, the easiest way to get to Ponderosa is via Highway 4, then go east in northern Jemez Pueblo on Highway 290 aka Forest Road 10 towards the town of Ponderosa. After you pass the only bar in Ponderosa, it is 2.6 miles to the parking area. After you pass an irrigation pond, look for the turn to the left. This is parking for the lower area. I can't tell you how to get to the upper area because I haven't been.

From the north, it is easier to turn left off of Highway 4 near the mailboxes between mile markers 33 and 34. There's also a sign saying to turn left here for Ponderosa. From here, you follow Forest Road 10 for ~15 miles, hoping you stay on FR 10 and not some other road. I went this way, but I can't tell you the exact mileage because at one point, the signs indicating you're still on 10 become rare and the road gets worse (and I turned around to see if any other roads were better - they weren't). But if you follow the straight-looking way at any intersection, you'll get there. After ~13 miles, you come upon the aforementioned national forest campground, then right before the pond, turn a soft right into the parking area.

From the gate at the end of the parking area, follow the 'road' westward towards the north end of the pond. From here, most boulders are further west, climbing a gentle ridge via a good trail, however the Cube is more northward (and visible) up the wash.

The GPS location is somewhere in the middle of the climbing.

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Classic Climbing Routes at The Pond

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V2 5+
 35
Ticket Hag
Boulder
V3 6A
 58
Spitoon AKA: The Scoop
Boulder
V3 6A
 34
Picture Perfect
Boulder
V4 6B
 13
Cowboy Up, AKA: The Tall Arete
Boulder
V4 6B
 23
Fannie Mae
Boulder
V5- 6C
 23
Dot Dot Space, AKA: V5 ArĂȘte
Boulder
V5 6C
 15
Mongo
Boulder
V6 7A
 11
The Joker
Boulder
V6 7A
 8
Jesus Built My Stockcar
Boulder
V7 7A+
 25
King for a Day
Boulder
V7 7A+
 13
Powerstroke
Boulder
V7 7A+
 4
What's the Scoop
Boulder
V7+ 7A+
 4
Status Quo
Boulder
V10+ 7C+
 7
Mario Andretti
Boulder
V11 8A
 4
The Argument
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Ticket Hag King for a Day Boulder
 35
V2 5+ Boulder
Spitoon AKA: The Scoop Scoop Boulder
 58
V3 6A Boulder
Picture Perfect Picture Perfect Boulder
 34
V3 6A Boulder
Cowboy Up, AKA: The Tall Arete Scoop Boulder
 13
V4 6B Boulder
Fannie Mae Fannie Mae
 23
V4 6B Boulder
Dot Dot Space, AKA: V5 ArĂȘte King for a Day Boulder
 23
V5- 6C Boulder
Mongo Picture Perfect Boulder
 15
V5 6C Boulder
The Joker King for a Day Boulder
 11
V6 7A Boulder
Jesus Built My Stockcar NASCAR Boulder
 8
V6 7A Boulder
King for a Day King for a Day Boulder
 25
V7 7A+ Boulder
Powerstroke NASCAR Boulder
 13
V7 7A+ Boulder
What's the Scoop Upper Deck > Lost Descent
 4
V7 7A+ Boulder
Status Quo Fannie Mae
 4
V7+ 7A+ Boulder
Mario Andretti NASCAR Boulder
 7
V10+ 7C+ Boulder
The Argument NASCAR Boulder
 4
V11 8A Boulder
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