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Location: North America > Mexico > Northern Mexico > Nuevo Leon > El Potrero Chico > ... > The Shroud (5.12a)
By: TravisMelin When: Dec 16, 2016

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Comments: p1 is a forgettable dirty corner
p2 very sharp 11a arete/face
p3 Stellar, sustained, long. Endurance made this pitch feel more challenging than the 4th
p4 Stellar, intermittent good rest stances, long. Crux might be the last couple moves with the pump factor.


Location: Virginia > Southwest Virginia Region > Cascades Bouldering > Cascadia Area > Cascadia > Accelerated Freefall (V9)
By: TravisMelin When: Apr 12, 2015

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Comments: Nice job on this Gruss! Loved the beta you used, glad someone finally ticked this. Now go fa the sloper traverse at bozoo.


Location: Washington > Southwest Cascades > Larch Mountain Bouldering (...
By: TravisMelin When: Aug 17, 2014

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Comments: Checked out the area yesterday. The view from the top is amazing, and was worth the trip, but the bouldering left much to be desired. Surprised people climb here...am I missing something?


Location: Virginia > Central & Southern VA Regio... > The Hill
By: TravisMelin When: Nov 16, 2013

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Comments: Wow there are still so many new routes to do up here. Anyone getting after it?


Location: Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > West Bluff - Misery/Cottage... > Dutchman Rampart > Oh Rats (5.8) > Photo
By: TravisMelin When: Jun 1, 2013

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Comments: I think you know my preference.


Location: Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > West Bluff - Misery/Cottage... > Dutchman Rampart > Oh Rats (5.8) > Photo
By: TravisMelin When: May 30, 2013

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Comments: Yes. There can be only one.


Location: Virginia > Southwest Virginia Region > Grayson Highlands State Par... > Picnic Area > Picnic Area Boulders > ... > Fulgora (V8)
By: TravisMelin When: May 28, 2013

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Comments: There is too much stone out here for eliminates. Crimp whatever you like!


Location: Wisconsin > Devil's Lake > Devil's Lake Bouldering > East Bluff Bouldering > East Bluff North > ... > Good Morning Veruca (V1 PG13)
By: TravisMelin When: May 7, 2013

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Comments: Looks like this one will be in the running for most photogenic route at the lake.


Location: Virginia > Central & Southern VA Regio... > Charlottesville vicinity > Blue Ridge Parkway > AVO > ... > Photo
By: TravisMelin When: Apr 21, 2013

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Comments: wow,looks like some quality stone.


Location: West Virginia > Bozoo > Bozoo Bouldering > Entryway Boulders > BoulderCliff Area > ... > Squeeze Arete (V3)
By: TravisMelin When: Apr 10, 2013

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Comments: great route. Probably at least a grade harder for people of a certain height.


Location: West Virginia > Bozoo > Bozoo Bouldering > Entryway Boulders > Roadside > ... > Roadside Euphoria (V6)
By: TravisMelin When: Apr 8, 2013

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Comments: alternate start adds a little difficulty (maybe v6?): squat start way left under the slab matched on a sloper lip. Traverse right 3-4 moves into start of the direct line. Just as fun, and a touch harder IMO.


Location: Virginia > Central & Southern VA Regio... > The Hill > Stones > 500lb boulder > Quantum Leap (V6-7)
By: TravisMelin When: Apr 7, 2013

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Comments: Think up a name, and ill change it. I haven't made it up to the hill in quite a while. Nice work on the FA! At some point we gotta get a big crew up there and crack into some of the real highball stuff.


Location: West Virginia > Bozoo > Bozoo Bouldering > Downstream Boulderfield > Photo
By: TravisMelin When: Apr 3, 2013

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Comments: I agree. It is slap and squeezes backside. Memory is fuzzy but there are many small lines on it, maybe 8? none harder than v5 or 6? thats about all i got.


Location: West Virginia > Bozoo > Bozoo Bouldering > Main Area Bouldering > B. Hershey Boulder > Hershey Squirt (V5)
By: TravisMelin When: Feb 18, 2013

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Comments: eeh, hard to gauge a one move wonder. I bet its more like V9 in august.


Location: West Virginia > Bozoo > Bozoo Bouldering > Project Area > The Brain Boulder > Kung Foo Hand (V6)
By: TravisMelin When: Jan 20, 2013

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Comments: we climbed it to within 4 inches of the top multiple times one day, but couldnt commit to the very last off balance move soo high up...so we ended up down climbing and dropping. This was in the massive humidity of august, and it felt maybe 6ish to me then, probably very different grade in good temps.


Location: West Virginia > Bozoo > Bozoo Bouldering > Main Area Bouldering > A: Pocket Boulder > J. Unknown12 (V6)
By: TravisMelin When: Jan 20, 2013

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Comments: I would go with too silly. Seemed quite doable and i think the grade is probably close. From what I remember it was a one move wonder, and it was the very first move to an undercling?, and it was super awkward, dabby, and tweaky.


Location: West Virginia > Bozoo
By: TravisMelin When: Jan 19, 2013

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Comments: Awesome! Thanks for all the input Shawn. I would say just keep doing what your doing and Jay or I can edit the name/FA info as you comment. Id say your account of Bozoo history will always supersede the 2nd, 3rd, and 5th hand information that I have about it.

It would be fun to do a Bozoo day sometime after the snow melts and get a bunch of folks out the together at the same time.


Location: West Virginia > Bozoo > Bozoo Bouldering > Project Area > The Project Boulder > Project Boulder Arete (V3)
By: TravisMelin When: Jan 18, 2013

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Comments: I tried it a few years ago, seemed like the logical sds into this line, though I suppose an independent route may exist as well.
I used the small chalked nib in the photo for a left hand and I think the jug start of the project to move into a right gaston, then some super difficult moves in the roof area, then moved out left to the V4 stand start. But.. I did not send.


Location: Virginia > Southwest Virginia Region > Grayson Highlands State Par... > Picnic Area > Picnic Area Boulders > ... > Fulgora (V8)
By: TravisMelin When: Dec 28, 2012

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Comments: Yea, the starting hold may have broken some since I first sent it....but im pretty sure that doesnt change who did the first ascent :)


Location: Virginia > Central & Southern VA Regio... > The Hill > Stones > Values Boulder > Thoughtless Minds (V8)
By: TravisMelin When: Dec 21, 2012

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Comments: Nice job andrew! Now send american taliban and tell me it deserves an upgrade to v9., my retrospectrograph thinks it does.


Location: Virginia > Central & Southern VA Regio... > The Hill > Stones > Burlstain Boulder > Wasabi Wow (V8)
By: TravisMelin When: Dec 7, 2012

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Comments: Congrats to Mark Mellette for putting this one down yesterday!


Location: Wisconsin > Governor Dodge State Park > Barrel Boulders > Open Season (V4-5) > Photo
By: TravisMelin When: Nov 17, 2012

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Comments: Huge egg. we saw it there back in september. I assumed it was a vulture nest. My experience is that they love to nest on top of boulders... least thats what they do here in the south.


Location: Virginia > Central & Southern VA Regio... > The Hill
By: TravisMelin When: Nov 13, 2012

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Comments: Some more vaguish directions....maps.google.com/maps/ms?msid=2...


Location: West Virginia > Bozoo > 08. Iceberg Area > Playing Hookie (5.8)
By: TravisMelin When: Nov 13, 2012

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Comments: WV administrator will have to do that. Stephan moved back to germany:)


Location: Virginia > Central & Southern VA Regio... > The Hill > Stones > 500lb boulder > Quantum Leap (V6-7)
By: TravisMelin When: Oct 20, 2012

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Comments: Very close on this today. Should go easy the next visit, V6-7 is probably accurate.


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