Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Tahoe News & Plans...


Congrats to Chris Schulte for sending Jesse Bonin's Tahoe V12 "Welcome to the Future." Joel Zerr also is super close and has fallen at the last move. This is a Tahoe Must-do for solid 5.14 crux climbing.

Congrats also to David Outcalt for repeating "Alcatraz" V10 at Prison Hill, David said he put 15 days of work into Alcatraz for the 5th ascent. This climb has bouted some strong climbers with the exception of Joel Zerr who did it in 4-5 goes! Apparently David and Jesse just put up some rad new lines on the boulder behind Alcatraz. (David, can you send us that rad photo to get people psyched?)
No one, to my knowledge, has tried Jesse's "V11" sit-start to Alcatraz, but that is a prize for sure. I think it's more like V13... but maybe V11 if your very short and superhuman strong.

A few of us went out and cleaned a sick new line that Joel found in Woodfords and sent a bunch of moderates in the snow. Notably, a 4-star line I found that Jesse did got it's 2nd-4th ascent, at V7 "Amazing Grace" is one of Tahoe's best for the grade. Joel and Tory from Reno also did "stone Mason" V7 and "Timmy" V7. (two of these problems are across the road from the store just below Sorensen's, "Timmy" is uphill from the biggest gold boulder in Woodfords. This huge boulder is home to the Tahoe MEGA line, tall and hard and undone.)

JAN. 16-26th - Moe's valley, UT (St. George, sandstone)

Last week in Feb - TBD (lost rocks? black mtn new areas? bishop? ideas?etc...)

March 20th to April 11th - Joe's Valley, UT - amazing world-class sandstone

Session at our house tonight and tomorrow night around dark.
V13's in Tahoe:
"Party Animal" Jesse Bonin
"Wick's sit" Charley Barret

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