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The New World is a sick limestone canyon with a seemingly endless amount of rock and high quality boulder problems. Most of the problems here have tall, pumpy topouts and sloping landings. Limestone roofs and aretes cover the steep hillsides of the canyon. Some of the roofs have the wavy quality of limestone reminiscent of Roger's Park in Central Texas. The area was recently discovered by locals Andy Klier and Sam Tingey, and has seen a recent surge of activity with likely 30+ new problems in the last few weeks, trails built, and landings constructed. I built a better landing for the Swordfish with the help of Pat Fitts, so that the entire prow can be climbed.  I established a potential first ascent up the hill from the Swordfish. It climbs the left side of a horizontal roof with strange drip holds and pockets starting in a bad undercling. When this area was discovered there was chalk on this climb. This area could be the rumored Dane's World. This roof is straight power, and probably holds a difficulty similar to Cosmic Tricycle at Priest Draw. Other contributors to the area include Sam Davis(who has rappelled to clean a majority of the climbs), Ana Burgos, and Joe Morgan.