Congrats to Kyle O'Meara for his proud FA of a really sweet line at Sugarpine called "Polar Opposites." Here are some pics:
This rad line took Kyle several long sessions and he finally did it earlier this summer on a solo mission! This climb is just past Sugar 1 right off the trail on the right. I can't wait to try it! Kyle has brought incredible motivation to the Tahoe scene, and he has put up several sick lines along the way. He is now a bona fide local even though he lives in the Bay. Kyle has some impressive flashes under his belt such as Thriller V10 in Yosemite and Integrity V10 in South Lake (a 4-star Jarrad Wycoff problem at the Beavers.)
(Kyle modestly called this V11, but it took him 6 sessions and he has since upgraded it! Only time will truly tell with more consensus as many of us are chomping at the bit to try this in cooler temps...)
There is a lot of action in South Lake this summer and new problems are going up all around as Dave Hatchett finishes up the first extensive West/North Shore guidebook to bouldering in the amazing and vast Tahoe basin.
Apparently, our old friend Jason Kehl is coming for a month to climb projects, write an article about the Tahoe Golden Age, and join the boyz in the forests getting crazy on perfect granite!
I will have posts soon about Cold Stream Canyon and a rare non-climbing post about our recent week out at Burning Man with photos galore.
Seek perfection of character, respect others & Try Hard. Noah as usual.