Friday, January 23, 2009

1-23-09: Spiceberg

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.


Monday, January 05, 2009

1-5-09: Barrel of Laughs

Scott Chandler on Barrel of Laughs [v6]

Here's another cool problem to check out after the snows melt and things dry up. Barrel of Laughs is up the hill from the main Bridalveil boulder and was put up by Noah Kaufman last spring.

Also Happy New Years from BetaBase. Let's hope that 2009 is a great year for climbing. May everyone send their projects!