A lot of bouldering has been getting done at Sweetwater. Things got started with a warm spell last month and a very pleasant day out at the God Eye sector.
Towards the end of the session Jesse began working on a beautiful overhanging tall project, with big moves, on the north side of the hill.
Earlier on that day in February, we got started on the In Spite boulder. We warmed up on the established lines.
Kian climbing "In Spite of Injury" V1.
And Cameron climbing "In Spite of Love" V4/5.
Then we got to work on some undone lines. After many failed attempts, I just barely managed to climb a line of solid small crimps from a SDS at the left side of the face into the end of "In Spite of Love." I named it "In Spite of Myself."
Cameron working the start of "In Spite of Myself" V6/7.
Jesse did a new traverse across the face from the right to a top out on the left side of the face.
Ashley deciding not to top out Jesse's new line "Mother's Milk" V4.
Then the snow returned to Sweetwater for a while. So we didn't.
Now everything has melted out again, so last Sunday we got back for a session at the Norwegian Wood sector with Charlie and Kian.
Kian climbing "Beautiful" V2.
We finished our session with a couple new lines on a vertical wall with perfect patina.
The proudest lines on the wall are still unfinished, but I hope to have ascents to report and photos of them in the near future.
While we were working on the new things near Norwegian Wood, Jesse, Kyle V., Matt, Steph, Sophia, and others were adding new lines near "Unicorn Tears." Psyche is high, the forecast looks good, and I should have more to report very soon. But until then,
This is a Lloyd Climbing Blog Special Sport Climbing Report:
We haven't just been climbing at Sweetwater. A couple weekends back, the local boulders were all covered in fresh snow so we visited The Joint. It was my first visit to this high quality granite crag at the top of Sinks Canyon.
And that's all I've got to share tonight, but I'll be posting often during the next few weeks.
Science Fair is over, the taxes are done, and Spring Break is almost here...