Today Jacob gave us a tour of an area he developed near Red Feather called the Northside of Southside. When Jacob drove up, it looked like his car had grown horns. As he got closer, I saw they were his dogs.
Aaron, Shaun, and Mel came along. As a group we climbed or worked on seven good problems. Here are a few of them.
"George of the Jungle" is a lowball traverse that tops out by climbing a roof. It was a perfect warm-up, pumpy on large holds.
Mel on "George of the Jungle"
"Jungle Jim" begins and ends on "George of the Jungle" but follows a crack at the lip of the roof across the traverse. It's more difficult than "George of the Jungle" and you don't need to worry about foot dabs.
Ashley flashing "Jungle Jim."
After getting a good pump on the "George of the Jungle" boulder we went to "F*&! the Bozos." This very good problem sit starts in the right side of the perfect angled crack. A hand traverse with some tricky heel hooks and powerful crosses leads to a slab top-out.
Ashley flashing F.T.B.
After getting sandbagged on "Bong and the Riddler" we took a short walk to the "Chunky" boulder. A highball on the boulder looked very nice, but my skin was gone, and the holds are sharp. Jacob and Aaron had better skin or pain tolerance than I, and sent it quickly.
Mel on the "Chunky Boulder."
Jacob sending the "Chunky Boulder" highball.
It was a great day, with a fun group, at a new area. After getting shut down on the "Fat Man in a Little Coat" boulder last weekend it was fun to top out on some problems. Northside of Southside is a nice sector that I'll be heading back to. Props to Jacob for finding and cleaning the problems.