Since I started climbing I've jotted down notes on
the boulders I've climbed, to make me take a break
between goes, and here it is: My Book of Boulders,
a journal of the places that I have climbed that I
deemed worthy write up when I had bouldering on
the brain and was stuck in front of a computer.
To call it a guide would be to defame the name of
guide. I consider them more like a tick list and do
not claim that it will make it any easier for anyone
to find these problems, reflect with any accuracy
the history of the area, the quality of an area, if the
area is still accessible or even safe or legal to
venture into. Indeed in some cases I know these
rocks are no longer accessible, and it that case I
put them here as a memorial to remind myself and
others to do their part to support access and
protection of the boulders around them. Where I
knew or heard a rating or name for a problem I
tried to use it, when I didn't I used my best guess.
Where I felt the danger was above and beyond the
normal high levels of danger, I tried to used the
movie rating system to account for this, but in the
lawyer filled pond we swim in I fill the need to
point out that climbing is dangerous and you should
use your own judgment and do your own research
as to whether area or line is safe, accessible, and
within your realm to climb. I also made up several
names for boulders so I could navigate them here.
If you have better info on any of these areas feel
free to send it my way and when I get a chance I'll
try and do something useful with it.
Alright now that I've said what I feel I need to say,
here's what I want to say. Here are a bunch of
boulders I've had, and continue to have a blast on.
Take care of them, enjoy and send.
* = Worth Doing (while your here)
** = Good Fun (if you're in the
*** = Seek Out (come here to
**** =Area Classic (local classic)
***** = World Class (get on a
plane and come climb this)
! = Scary
!! = Terrifying
!!! = Horrific
? = I haven't done it, so I didn't rate
it. I may attach a grade to it if I've
heard one, I may put some stars or
hearts on it if I've tried it, but the
bottom line is I'm guessing.
Movie Ratings: Use your own
judgment and climb at your own
risk. Bouldering is dangerous. All
falls can be dangerous and life
threatening. Still some problems are
more dangerous then others and if I
felt a fall was more likely to cause
injury I gave it an R rating and if I
felt a fall meant doom I gave it an X
Names and Grades: Names and
grades are a lot of hearsay and
guess work. I've tried to keep the
names as I heard them and many of
the ratings are my best guess. I did
make up names for many of the
boulders to make the site navigable.