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By Russ Keane
May 30, 2016
I bouldered the HELL out of this place while I lived in JP from 2012-2015. I'm sure I "put up" some lines.
Pretty sweet rock cropping to have in the city like that, and it's nestled in the trees and pretty quiet, normally you don't see anyone. For those who don't know, puddingstone is an interesting climbing experience. It's just like Hammond Pond here, but you can find some serious highball problems, and quite frankly it's what you might call "alpine bouldering" or "multi-pitch bouldering" because you are climbing well above safe fall zone, often to a little ledge, and then climb on to the top. Little solo's really.
The section where there are bolts is pretty slick and ridiculous. Not too much fun, but yeah, suppose you could top rope that very technical section. As for the other easier spots, you actually could toprope them, as I recall a bunch of hidden two-bolt anchors everywhere... in addition to some trees.
Enjoy! and think of me, the former JP bouldering hound who wanted to write a little book about it. Email me for the location of a really old piton in JP that you find on a SUPER high bouldering problem. It's a 40 foot chimney problem.