First Ascent of a new climb in Joshua Tree. No idea how hard, but once it gets some traffic should probably settle in the V6 range…? M.Turner Nice job Mike! Looks like a good problem.
A very cool problem. As Rob mentions in the post. The grade maybe closer to V6, as I reflect on Acid Wash right I did a week ago from the stand and sit. I do believe Acid Wash right from the stand is a bit more technical and powerful, so V6/6+ is probably right. All [...]
Koge Sit V7 (above) Jill did well on what seemed to be reachy moves to an undercling; she now has to work out that long reach to the lip! Having removed the two video clips, I replaced it with this FA piece we edited (we had better footage of Jon, but … messed up the [...]
Koge Traverse V8 As I mentioned in the previous post, the Koge Traverse a direct contender for a quality traverse with Relic. Robert gives Relic 4 stars. Hmmm. This line is at least a star better. I think Relic is 2-3 stars; I’d give KT 4 stars. The finish is first rate, the whole line [...]
If you have not visited this area you have missed the best rock in the park. The approach is long and now longer as the road has been rerouted in the park a few years ago. I was fortunate enough to get to visit the area with Robert Miramontes during he and John Browning’s early [...]
My boy getting lots of pub this week. Just a coincidence, So High is one on my life bouldering tick list that includes classics like: Midnight Lightning, the Big Four in Font, Mandala, Thriller etc. La Sportiva athlete, Paul Dusatko sacs up and fires the infamous So High, in Joshua Tree National Monument. FA: John [...]
A J-Tree Classic. This [V5] is really special to me, its been my project for over a year. By far my favorite send to date. Sending “John Bachar Face Memorial Project” made me look back and I appreciated everything ive been through. Ive learned so much. Ive met & made friends with great people in [...]