Friday, January 23, 2009
Raza on Spiceberg [v5]
Another cool line that went up this fall was Spiceberg. Ingar Shu, flashed the First Ascent which was not only pretty cool, but very prudent since falling at at the crux would most likely be bad for your health. The crux being some barn-door side pulls right below the good ledge. After getting on the classic Bishop highball Secrets of the Beehive, I realized that this thing is just as tall - if not taller. But the big difference on Spiceberg, is that you don't have to do that commiting heel hook by your head!
Spiceberg is on left side of the Curry Village tents. In that zone there is a huge boulder right next to the tents (where starfish is) and from that boulder you can see the Spiceberg boulder.