Monday, August 9, 2010

More from the Source

We just finished our final climbing day of Summer Break with a long session at the Source. Ten problems were cleaned and climbed. Seven of them turned out to be good. This area is just north of the other problems we've developed. I still have three difficult high quality projects to do in this sector, and five good looking moderate lines still need to be cleaned.

Here are the good problems that were done today, with descriptions. The grades are just my opinion.

"Africa" V2 Get your feet established on the boulder with your hands on lower Africa. Then leap for northern Africa and move right towards Egypt to top out.

"Thug" V5 Begin sitting with a left hand jam and a right undercling. Then go big.

"Delicate Diagonal" V3 Start to the right of the corner on two crimps. Follow small features left to the undercling and then climb straight up.

"Coiled" V6 Start low with both hands on the obvious crimp feature. Use a very thin crimp and a shallow undercling to reach the incredibly good hold at the lip and top out.

"Creature Feature" V3 SDS on the left rail. Make your way up the feature and top out. Very nice, this boulder is taller than it appears in these wide angle photos.

Ashley on the top out.

"Crack Up" V4 SDS with left undercling in the crack and a good right pinch. Short and thuggy.

"Stuck in a Corner" V2 This problem is just as short as it appears, but the almost footless glassy walls that form the corner make it a worthy challenge.

So much left to do and explore.

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