Sunday, August 24, 2008

8-24-08: OK Corral

Raza on OK Corral [v10]

We just got back from our trip to Squamish and it will be September in a few days... Can you feel the redpoint breeze just around the corner? Yes, fall will be here soon so the posts should be more frequent to get everyone psyched!

But back to the boulder problem, OK Corral is located just to the right of Tombstone. This fun, dynamic problem starts on two head-height slopers at the bottom of a dihedral. I'm not sure about the grade, but everyone agrees that it's pretty darn cool!


Saturday, August 16, 2008

8-16-08: Dogwood

Randy on Dogwood, v12

, I guess you could say that the "the cat is out of the bag" in regards to Dogwood (Sorry I couldn't resist!) It was one of the problems featured on Josh Lowell's new film Dosage 5. There was a short featurette about valley bouldering that seems just slightly off the mark. But maybe that is just what it always seems like when you see a dose about your 'home' area.

Anyway, this awesome problem is at the Woodyard, easily seen from the road and so easy to get to a drunken driver could easily run right into the boulder! This blunt arete starts on an obvious jug rail and climbs sidepulls to an intimidating headwall. The last move is a desperate dyno to the lip where you have to slot your pinkie in the finish jug - just right.