Kian hunting for boulders at The City Walls.
"Fish in a Barrel" V1
This boulder has a very low starting jug that leads to two problems. "Awkward" SDS goes right at V2, and "Inappropriate" V3 SDS uses slopers on the left side to reach the highest point.
Ashley climbing "Tenacious D" V2 SDS. "School of Rock" V2 SDS goes up the arete on the left. And "Tribute" V1 SDS goes up a crack/rail left of the arete that isn't shown in this photo.
After one rest day we went back to The City Walls, and warmed up on this short cube on the east side of the southernmost formation. We were covered in sunscreen, a steady breeze was blowing, birds were calling, and the air smelled like water from the marsh below. The atmosphere reminded us all of our trips to Hawaii, so we named this block the Hawaii boulder.
Ashley topping out on "The Hoff" a V3 with a SDS to the right.
I had rapped the line hoping that the line could top out straight up. And it might be possible if one is willing to use micro-crimp flakes above a high and uneven landing. The obvious line of holds leads off to the stance on the left, so that is what we decided to do. Even without a traditional top out, this is one of the best V6/7 lines in the Lander area. I'll get back to finish it myself when we get another cool day.
To finish the session we returned to the Hawaii Boulder. Kian added a SDS to one of our warm ups, which made it a much better problem.
Kian getting the F.A. of "Ancient Hawaiian Saying" V3