Wednesday, January 20, 2010
Saturday, January 16, 2010
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Wednesday, January 13, 2010
Tuesday, January 12, 2010
So I blew the end for reasons I am still trying to determine and hit the ominous boulder! Even though it was padded I rolled my ankle on it, while it also threw my knee into my chin. I punctured a hole in my lip! The worst climbing injury I have sustained to date. But I am still in high spirits.
So this is my attempt to onsight the epic climb "White Rastafari" V3 at Joshua Tree. This climb has been slated as among the top 20 boulder climbs in in North America. The climb is 25ft with a crux about 17ft up and relatively easy top out. I have pulled past the crux, however if you blow it there is a boulder at the bottom that you risk hitting. You can see it covered by the blue pad next to Steve the spotter.
Monday, January 11, 2010
Tim cruising a V2 at the Oak Flats, with a bum thumb. This is a spectacular bouldering destination outside of Phoenix. It has been host to many bouldering competitions as well as being projected by pro climbers. It is a shame that the largest copper deposit was discovered below it and in all likely-hood it will be blasted, thus restricting access.