Elevation: 6,324 ft
GPS: 35.686, -106.655 Google Map · Climbing Area Map
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Shared By: LeeAB Brinckerhoff on Oct 15, 2008
Admins: Jason Halladay, Anthony Stout, LeeAB Brinckerhoff, Marta Reece, Drew Chojnowski
Access Issue: COVID-19 New Mexico State Requirements Details

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See ponderosa bouldering

Getting There

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

Mountain Project's determination of the classic, most popular, highest rated climbing routes in this area.
V1 5
 6
Sunday AM Coming Down
Boulder
V2 5+
 24
KFAD arete
Boulder
V3 6A
 39
Spitoon AKA: The Scoop
Boulder
V3 6A
 17
Picture Perfect
Boulder
V4- 6B
 16
Fannie Mae
Boulder
V4 6B
 11
Cowboy Up, AKA: The Tall Arete
Boulder
V5- 6C
 18
Dot Dot Space, AKA: V5 ArĂȘte
Boulder
V5-6 6C+
 3
Jesus Built My Stockcar
Boulder
V6 7A
 5
The Joker
Boulder
V7 7A+
 20
King for a Day
Boulder
V7 7A+
 9
Powerstroke
Boulder
V7 7A+
 3
Swiss Cheese
Boulder
V7 7A+
 3
What's the Scoop
Boulder
V10 7C+
 3
TMBJ
Boulder
V10+ 7C+
 5
Mario Andretti
Boulder
Route Name Location Star Rating Difficulty Date
Sunday AM Coming Down Sunday AM
 6
V1 5 Boulder
KFAD arete King for a Day Boulder
 24
V2 5+ Boulder
Spitoon AKA: The Scoop Scoop Boulder
 39
V3 6A Boulder
Picture Perfect Picture Perfect Boulder
 17
V3 6A Boulder
Fannie Mae Fannie Mae
 16
V4- 6B Boulder
Cowboy Up, AKA: The Tall Arete Scoop Boulder
 11
V4 6B Boulder
Dot Dot Space, AKA: V5 ArĂȘte King for a Day Boulder
 18
V5- 6C Boulder
Jesus Built My Stockcar NASCAR Boulder
 3
V5-6 6C+ Boulder
The Joker King for a Day Boulder
 5
V6 7A Boulder
King for a Day King for a Day Boulder
 20
V7 7A+ Boulder
Powerstroke NASCAR Boulder
 9
V7 7A+ Boulder
Swiss Cheese Upper Deck > Tree Slab
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder
What's the Scoop Upper Deck > Lost Descent
 3
V7 7A+ Boulder
TMBJ TMBJ Boulder
 3
V10 7C+ Boulder
Mario Andretti NASCAR Boulder
 5
V10+ 7C+ Boulder
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