Thursday, November 20, 2008

Up Against the Divide

Took a Tuesday morning drive to the Divide to catch some late season action and scope some new areas. Hiked up to the Continental Divide due west of the Bourbon Zone. Found some interesting boulders and cragging potential. The kind of stuff I like: tall, proud, and in the woods away from the roads.

Images to the left are of a nice flared fingers crack. I of course opted for the onsight boulder style while Pete and Zana took laps on a mini-traxion. As Pete said on first pulling the lower crux "I can't believe he made that move". Confidence is strong.

All together we put up 10 new problems ranging from V1-V4.

Fun tips....I took one nice fall from the finish...."I am a Cat"-V3

Pete on a nice little OW. We put in 4 nice problems on this boulder.

Zana doing one of 3 slab boulder problems on this piece of stone.


edejom said...

Very nice, Andrew--you found the "locals crack" zone. If you follow those boulders to the top of that "summit", then you'll discover that fine, large, huecoed saucer problem that is pictured in my blog entry below.

Pretty cool place to climb crack boulders, the walk keeps out the riff-raff :-)

TKingsbury said...

good looking stuff y'all!

hells yes