Looking to do a bit of a warm up, I brushed up the first line in the video and quickly made the first ascent at around V2. Due to the reachy beta that both Noah and I used, I named the problem Snoop Style, in reference to the lankiness that Snoop Dog is. Just to the right of this problem is a highly featured wall that will yield a number of cool moderates in the V7 range but we were not able to unlock them as daylight faded. However, the main attraction is a stunning arete that has been dubbed the Gin and Juice project. Imagine a steeper Bloody Arete with a much worse landing. The problem revolves around a huge move to the lip off of a horrible wrap. I am starting to think the stand alone might be V10. There is also a clear sit, with even worse pinches and wraps moving into the stand holds, which will most definitely be southern Colorado's hardest when it goes.
Thursday, January 8, 2009
Yeah, so my finger is broken but I am starting my recovery period after this weekend in an attempt to finish up some business. Today, Byron, Noah and I went to Elevenmile to try our luck at some new lines. A while back, Byron spotted a huge, yet hard to spot arete in some talus about the road in Elevenmile Canyon. We stopped to take a look and upon realizing the 40+ foot monster with a horrible landing was actually a death route, we started walking around to see what else may be laying around. It turned out that we did find a few hidden gems, with climbs that were very reminiscent of Mt Evans. Media has been slowly leaking out onto the web of this area since it was first found so here it is, a video of the goods.
Posted at 11:35 PM