Saturday, January 16, 2010

Another Day In Disappointment Valley

As if the Just Do It Area (The Appointment / Slap Happy / Just Do It / Spin Cycle …) was not enough of a stellar find, the discovery, or more accurately, the rediscovery of an area. One of those areas that you have always meant to come back to, two years ladder—give or take. Anyway, the Fox Den (not really) is a welcome addition of very steep bouldering—some of the steepest we have found in the last four-plus years.

Bouldering problems like this come along so infrequently. Paul working it out on an new, unfinished problem. There are three other routes along this wall that will be stellar as well.

Fox Trot was the our main reason for our trip (1/15/10) to Disappointment Valley. It is long, overhanging for twenty feet, and offers just enough pockets, edges, and heal /toe hooks to provide a very pumpy V3+ (+ for the pump). Above is Paul leading with his feet.

Fox Trot: Paul rounding the overhang and beginning the climb up the face to the top-out.

Jim on the the warm-down, end of the day. A bit of last light.


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