Friday, June 03, 2005

6-3-05: The "other" side

Randy on "screwball" [v4 morpho]

On the other side of the same boulders that has "Randy's Arete's" are two easier high balls this I put up. They are both tricky, and the top outs make you pause a little. The right one, "Triangle Man" is really fun and a great line. On srewball, the lack of holds can be frustrating (and reachy) but once you unlock the sequence and top it out you'll have a big grin on you face.

Thursday, June 02, 2005

6-2-05: The Misfit

The Misfit [v9]
photos: Lyn Verinsky

This is the right arete of "Randy's Arete's." When we first saw this problem we thought it would be near impossible, but Randy found some holds on the left side of the arete to make it go. I don't want to mislead you though, becuase the holds still stink and one in particular cuts up your right hand. Short people beware! Courtney was trying this recently and it's pretty reachy. A very fun and technical line.

Wednesday, June 01, 2005

6-1-05: Clean and Jerk

Raza on "Clean & Jerk" [v8]
photos: Lyn Verinsky

This frustratingly simple problem is right off the trail next to King Cobra. How no one else has tried it before Randy and I is beyond me. Pull off the ground with two miserable holds, paste your foot and a fairy tale foot and lurch to a "decent" edge. Fun!