Mountain Project Logo

Routes in Pound Crack Boulder

B-Boy Stance V12 8A+
Beware of the Blot V4 6B
Birth of the Blot, The V5 6C
Blot, The V2+ 5+
Hardman Dentist V9 7C
Limbic V3 6A
Little Boy Stand V3+ 6A+
Little Boy, The V7-8 7B
Loomit V10 7C+
Odd Future V1+ 5
Pickles and Prune Juice V0+ 4+
Plaque Face V0 4
Pound Back V2+ 5+
Pound Back SDS V4 6B
Pound Crack V1 5
Power of One V1 5
Return of The Blot, The V2 5+
Thwart, The V3 6A
West End V3 6A
Unsorted Routes:
Order Wrong? Sort Routes
Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: John Sherman
Page Views: 835 total · 7/month
Shared By: matthewWallace on Dec 19, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey LeCours, Jonathan Steitzer, Robert Hall

You & This Route


4 Opinions

Your To-Do List:

Add To-Do · View List

Your Star Rating:


     Clear Rating

Your Difficulty Rating:


-none- Change

Your Ticks:

Add New Tick
    -none-

Description

Climb the obvious line above the block on the perfectly vertical face, the flakes look easy but if seen from the top the are not as good as they look. The holds are small but not tiny there are some long moves, but nothing huge. The route is just sustained, and none of the holds are as good as they look. It doesn't get a ton of activity because of the height of the problem, but it is a worthy problem. Be safe when one this route have plenty of spotters and pads.

Location

This route it left of The Pound Crack, just over the stone wall, it starts on top of the block and goes straight up, on the Pound Crack Boulder.

Protection

Pads and spotter.

Photos

Tim Waystrong
New Hampshire
  V3 PG13
Tim Waystrong   New Hampshire
  V3 PG13
When was the last time this route was climbed? Does anyone have any ideas? Jun 23, 2009
Tim Waystrong
New Hampshire
  V3 PG13
Tim Waystrong   New Hampshire
  V3 PG13
I was climbing this on TR today with Matt and I think this might be harder than a V3 but that might just be me the moves are big in spots for a short person but do-able fun to TR it I'm not sure if I would boulder this one myself the landing is a bit much but you should get on it with a rope Jun 23, 2009
Mike Robinson
Moab, UT
Mike Robinson   Moab, UT
I've been getting on this one, V3 is accurate...when compared to some of the other ratings here, maybe more like 4/5 though...could be the mental factor though? Jun 18, 2013
Jay Knower
Campton, NH
  V3+ R
Jay Knower   Campton, NH  
  V3+ R
This is from Stone Crusade, John Sherman's excellent bouldering guide to the United States, published in 1999: "Twenty feet left of Pound Crack is West End (5.11c), a problem anyone would want a rope on. It has been bouldered, but only by those suckered in by the apparently large holds above the tweaky start. After several surely-that-next-full-hand-edge-couldn't-slope-as-bad-as-this-one moves, one commits to a pumping finish or a lengthy hospital stay." Nov 10, 2015
Eli
GMC3500
  V3 R
Eli   GMC3500
  V3 R
I'll suggest that this route is reasonably within the ballpark of V3, and is not particularly morpho. Those that mostly boulder will find this route pumpy and may have a harder time above the crux. I think above the crux the climbing is about 5.10/+ DFU. The top out itself is not particularly hard, but was a little dynamic for me. You very much do not want to fall if you commit to the small amount of climbing above the rail.

As of April 2018 the route is in clean condition. The shrub people have grabbed in the past is very dead and unsafe to pull on, I didn't remove it because I didn't want to make that decision alone. If the route hasn't been done in a while make sure to rap over it and scrub the holds. It should be good for another couple years though.

This route is super classic, and I highly recommend it. Apr 1, 2018

More About West End

Printer-Friendly