Thursday, July 17, 2014

Summertime and the livin' is greasy

Warm daze in the Boulder Batholith...

Roadside Project - Northern Desert

Cactus Flowers are out

New one along the ridge north from Big Slabby

Brews & naps

Another warm day checking out projects in the Northern Dryads

up thar!

Odenbeck showed me this very nice project and we set to work - this rig is awesome!

He also showed me a pretty worthy OW, I worked out some beta, but the shorts and heat stymied the motivation...

Up and comers

Gumbo - a new addition in the N. Dryads

Couple from the CDT:

Alt view of the Kiss of Death proj - CDT

Sure changes the perception...

Remember this one from last post too?

Odenbeck ended up giving er the ole send

Weeping Wall - CDT

Welp, that's all for now. Hope you're getting out and enjoying life.


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Namazu Revisit and CDT Explore

Quick post here.  

Two weeks ago Tom, Honzel and myself visited the area around the Namazu Boulder trying to pick up where we left off.  We found a couple goodies.


Flypaper is a true one move wonder
The week after I was fortunate to escape on a Friday.  Tom had been telling me about an area on the CDT with some serious potential.  I had to give this place a look and I was not disappointed at all.  Unfortunately my tour was cut short by a nasty thunderstorm that seemed to materialize out of nowhere.   Check the pics.

Awesome hand crack 25-30'


This place is loaded all of that is unexplored

Nice fin like features very Bourbon-esque

And more fins

Killer patinas the problem on the left was done.  Right is a proj

Um yeah.  The Weaping Boulder it is really tall but bomber.  I did not have the guts with one pad

Long featured traverse

And more saucers

Kiss of Death proj

Later I ran into some boulders that I recognized from photos.  One line in particular caught my eye.  Can you say highball!

Gonna need some mega paddage.  Let me at it!

Triple Crown

Crazy Kingsbury offwidth of some kind.


Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Wall tents, Trailers, RVs, Kegs, Dogs, Guns, Bonfires....and probably some bouldering

A few weeks back a number of hearty folks ignored the weather forecast and headed out for Dom's 4th(?) annual Birthday bash.  This year was it was held back on a much bumpier road than I remember, accessing the upper reaches of Superbia.  Since the forecast wasn't great, we planning on exploring adjacent areas and celebrating...thankfully it wasn't too bad so we were able to get some climbing in too.

new finds...

Spiritual Adviser Boulder

Pleiades Drive Subarus

Spiritual Thief

Spiritual Adviser

Unnamed Dom Problem

Dom on another new one...


The next morning, feeling a bit worse for wear, we switched to coffee and headed down into the boulders...

Sam and I knocked out a couple problems on the Superbia Boulder, but I felt much smoother doing laps on it the evening prior...

Jeremy Champion did a great job getting these all of these upper pics, check out more @

Odenbeck showed up to our sorry state, and quickly abandoned the group in search of boulders...continuing deeper into where we scratched at the day before...he quickly found many worthy objectives...


Compression prow

Birdbeak Blind
Steampunk Traverse. 25+ moves!
A few weeks later I headed out for Odenbecks bday bash.  Once again the weather wasn't looking too hot, but we went for it. I got a great walking tour of some of the new potential, along with some extended exploring. Overall it seems like there is still a great amount hidden in these woods.

The snow came and went and we had a fun evening celebrating in the Phoenix and Aristocrat.  The next morning while skies were still somewhat clear, we headed out on another walkabout. We were not disappointed, finding a nice grouping of high quality boulders. One struck us right away, and we set to work with limited time. Patrick quickly climbed the most striking line on the boulder, dubbing it the Namazu Arete.  An amazing addition to an exciting new zone - a fitting birthday find to be sure.