Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Return of the Jedi

Though Mr. Dick Cilley ventured out to the Batholith for a 2+week stay, I managed to hook-up with and climb only once--my loss, but any day that one can climb with a master is triumphant one...

Some pics:

Testing "new" vert terrain


Gunning the steeps

High step on marginal jams

Brave new crack

Cleaning up the seconds on lay-back

Looking forward to his next return...

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Tying the record

Yearly post count has been matched, growth has been steady, things are getting good.

Some photos on the way out of "Stifler's Hideout"

A cool boulder amongst the mini-crags--the OG Doug Fir theory working once again.

Odd problem

Slappy overhangin' arete

Great crack to death flake finish

Uber-pin with perfect OW weakness

Hopefully, the post record will fall soon.

Monday, September 20, 2010

A nice Saturday up in a new backwaters zone...lots of potential it seems up on this ridge...including a number of roped routes. We ended up doing 8 new crack routes and a handful of boulder problems...more details later...

This find is in the area...a wild looking overhanging OW/squeeze...should prove to be interesting!


Wednesday, September 15, 2010

More from the "Far Side" (SW 'lith)

Before Ben gets shipped off to Afghanistan, he needed one more visit to pebbles to satisfy his "Jones"...

Take care over there, my friend, and keep your head down!

Monday, September 6, 2010

Southwestern batholith findings

Some samples and pics from a "new" area in the Bathoith: