After warming up, we cruised up to the Local's Area; the big split boulder off the North side of the road in Hope Valley, west of the Mama Cat on Hwy 88.
Since we were feeling strong and since the temps were so nice in the shade, we decided to attempt an old project to the left of the big arête. This amazing line cleaned up well, despite the initially grainy rock. I have been trying this thing off and on for years, but it finally went down today. Mitch was very close as well, and I'm sure he will finish this climb soon!
I felt the grade was probably V10, but it could be easier or harder, we will need some consensus, so go do it and let me know!
Here is a photo sequence of Mitch on the route:
start on rad under clings with jibby feet.
Cool lock move to small pinch
Bamn! Left to another sweet undercling crimper.
Throw a massive move to a big rounded jug, or make a hard move to a good crimp (pictured.)
BIG move. Radical.
Then a nice V3 to the top with cool holds & nice height. (This was the established line on the bloc.)
A legit new addition to the hard circuit! Deadbeat Dads!
Get some! Let us know in the comments what you think of this cool new line
Seek perfection of character, respect others & Try Hard. Noah as usual.