Directions to the BMW - The Pond sector

The Pond is home to some great moderates and one of the most unique free-standing boulders in the area. As you enter the sector you are greeted by the best V8 at BMW. Park at the main lot for Gallows/Pond/Rehab and follow the well marked trail until reaching an obvious field. When the trail forks left, continue straight along the ridge, passing another left fork (Gallows) until dropping down into the boulders. Directions: Drive down Hwy 1094 for 6 miles and look for a large clearing on the left. Park there or across from the clearing where the trail head is.The trail is an old logging road and starts uphill within 50 yards. (Car to The Pond is right at 18 minutes. Currently this is the longest approach at BMW.)There is grey duct tape marking the trail until it reaches the far side of the meadow on top. The tape ends where the old logging road heads sharply downhill.( At this point heading down the hill and going left will take you to The Gallows and Jurassic Park.) Instead of going down the logging road, head out on the point to your right. There is a faint trail running the length of this point. Follow it all the way to the end (less than 5 minutes) and you will run into The Pond. The Pier is the first boulder you come to.


Directions to the Sand Bar boulder

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Problem Spray Name Grade Quality Picture

1

Barge V2
 
 
Locate the descent between The Pier and Sand bar. This is the leftmost rounded arete that slops into the hallway. Tricky, sequential and slidey landing.

2

Grub V2
 
Must do. Blunt arete with hand slots on either side.

3

Sludge PROJECT V4
 
 
Face/arete just right of Grub.

4

Embargo PROJECT V6
 
 
Locate huge roof. This problem is being worked from a stand start on the left most lip of the roof. Devious.

5

Bottom Feeder V6
 
 
Just to the right of massive roof. Pocket start at head heght and shoot for the arete and rumble up.

6

Wharf V2
 
Follow obvious feature just right of Bottom Feeder.

7

Seahorse V1
 
 
Rightmost problem on Sand Bar block. Nice warmup.

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