Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Getting Dominated in the Eastern Isos

Dominic's belated birthday bash was this past weekend- Happy Birthday to him!  This annual swaray includes the main ingredients of beer, camping, various projectiles and of course a little bouldering.

Dom on a Birthday Send - DBB - Eastern Isos
photo: Jeremy Champion

Last year the fittingly named Dom's Birthday Boulder (DBB) was discovered near the campsite.  This is a beauty of a block with some fun problems on it.  After everyone from the various locations convened at the campsite we all headed down to this boulder for the start of a great day.

Rose on Dominator Slab - DBB - Eastern Isaos
photo: Jeremy Champion

Fruh made quick work of the difficult line up the middle of DBB recalling it from last year- "must have had the one stored in the memory banks."  This crimp nasty of a line destroys the tips, you only get a couple goes on it before you are bleeding.

 Fruh on the send sequence... it helps to be like Gumby
photos: Jeremy Champion

Tom warming up on the DBB
photo: Jeremy Champion

It was first believed that the only boulder in this area worth climbing on was the DBB, but it turns out that is not the case.  Hidden in the Juniper were about 10 more boulders within 100 yds, some with some very interesting features, all of them with nice flat landings- especially after a little light landscaping.

Landing Clear!
photo: Jeremy Champion
Some new fun moderates
photo: Katie Champion

Refractive Index - Eastern Isos
photo: Jeremy Champion

Truly a great time was had by all.  Especially Dom!

photo: Jeremy Champion

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