Bryan and I went to Gold Bar today. It was a bit foggy on the drive out but it dried out by the time we neared the boulders. Due to some ancient history involving oil pans and the Gold Bar road, we decided to hike from the parking area for the Five Star Boulder. It took us about an hour and fifteen minutes to reach the boulderfield, which turned out to be a pretty pleasent hike due to the early morning cool temps and lack of buzzing dirtbikes. We immediatly headed into the shade and warmed up on Dookie's Pinchfest (V8, not a great warm up). Bryan and I both sent, but not without some serious effort. Next up was Funpuppet (V9) and Wheel of Darma (V11), two problems starting on a little pod and moving up a just barely overhanging face on tiny crimps. We made a bit of progress on both but no sends. Then it was to Doja Direct (V11), which we decided we did not have enough pads for and Voilition (V12), which is both very hard and very ghetto (although beautiful). Then we headed up the Sanctuary, where Bryan sent a cool V8 I forget the name of and then we both gangled our way to the top of Metroid Prime (V7).
Dookie's Pinchfest (Washington's V8 version of NMGG)