Lower Gully Rock Climbing
Chris E trying out the moves on a difficult proble...
There are three boulders here that form a sort of circle with the problems all more or less facing in. The rock quality is quite good and the problems are all difficult if started at their lowest points, some of them are quite a bit easier if done from a stand start or higher holds. Most of the problems are steep and physical though there is one that is very technical, yet explosive.
After going into the gully, under the rock that overhangs the trail you can either stay in the gully and head up it, tough there are a lot of downed trees that have obscured the trail, it stayed just right of the bottom of the gully. Alternately you can head up the trail to the left of the gully past the warm up boulder and continue on to this area. Either way there is a cool fin/ wave feature just below the main group of boulders that has a short problem or two on it. The thin face is the first line that you will see approaching the area.
Climbing Season For the Ponderosa Bouldering area.
Weather station 3.7 miles from here
4 Total Climbing Routes
['4 Stars',0],['3 Stars',1],['2 Stars',3],['1 Star',0],['Bomb',0]
Featured Route For Lower Gully
Thin Face V7 7A+ NM
: Jemez Valley Area
: ... : Lower Gully
A perfect landing entices one to go for the jug at the top on this thin, technical line with and explosive finish. Good flexability is helpful.Start from high holds, or low, you choose. Move up into some scoop type holds with edges at the lips and get high feet to reach up to some terribly small holds. Wind up and fire for the jug in the crack below the lip. You might want to scramble around prior to trying this to make sure that the jug is not full of pine needles....[more] Browse More Classics in NM
BETA PHOTO: This is the boulder opposite the Thin Face and has...