Thursday, April 24, 2014

Convergence


Ari, Odenbeck and I headed out again last Saturday to continue where we left off.

Ari crushed and quickly knocked out a project and a new traverse. We continued our connection tour, and as usual, found more in between.


midway on a new traverse



Center SDS alt line
a new toss to mantle problem







Ari hulked out and cleaned up on lines




Tall one with taller options

Overhang arete proj with a nice slab fall


Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Coalescence

Spring is here and the lower Pipestone forest is drying out nicely.  We headed out on Sunday to return to a few projects in the Desert and Northern Desert that Odenbeck and Ari had in mind.

We first warmed up on the NW Ridge of the Desert, starting out on Shrub Kill and the Bread-loaf Cracks. Seems Shrub Kill is cleaning up a bit more, and is climbing a bit harder as well.


Shrub Kill - Desert

Shrub Kill - Desert

Shrub Kill - Desert

Shrub Kill - Desert

We then headed down to the Outback Boulder where Odenbeck established Marsupial  - an excellent new addition to the Desert.
Marsupial - Outback Boulder - Desert
Marsupial - Outback Boulder - Desert

Marsupial - Outback Boulder - Desert

Marsupial - Outback Boulder - Desert


We decided to stay on the eastern edges and headed into the Northern Desert towards the compression prow project when we happened upon the A-Cup Boulder.  A nice session in the sun followed, yielding 9 new problems.


Multiple Targets - A-Cup Boulder - Northern Desert

Multiple Targets - A-Cup Boulder - Northern Desert

We then returned to the compression prow project in the N Desert. Ari had pieced this together a couple weeks back, and he came through with a quick send and the FA of Decompression Sickness. Nice work Ari!

Decompression Sickness - Northern Desert

Decompression Sickness - Northern Desert




Feeling the afternoon coming down hard, we decided to scrub a few new problems and relax in the sun.  A nice lowball saucer was started on, and a number of others scoped.   The missions continue...

Long saucer traverse project - Northern Desert








Cheers,
TK

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Amalgamation

A good Sunday among boulders, friends, and sunshine.  Plenty of problems climbed and mostly new ones. I think the tally ended up being 28 problems and 20 of them being new. Should be a good spring!





Nelwyn - Desert



Trampoline Backpacks - Willow Boulder - Desert






Madmartigan - Willow Boulder - Desert



 

Vultures of the Void - Vulture Boulder - Northern Desert







Ari wins the traverse proj concentrate face contest





The Sage Cave - Sage Dolmen - Northern Desert



Jumping the Shark - Middle Fonzie Boulder - 13/14s

A fun day out to be sure. Thanks to Ari and Dom for the additional photos.

Cheers!
TK