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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
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Type: Boulder, 20 ft
FA: John Sherman
Page Views: 751 total, 7/month
Shared By: matthewWallace on Dec 19, 2008
Admins: Jay Knower, M Sprague, lee hansche, Jeffrey.LeCours, Robert Hall

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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.

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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
Mike Robinson
Worcester, MA
Mike Robinson   Worcester, MA
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
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
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