RMNP

Posted on 21. Jul, 2008 by in RMNP

Saturday I had a great session with good friends. I was psyched to try and put up some new problems. First off was a low start to the Toolshed V7 or V8. This boulder is found up-canyon from Sunspot, south of Eternia. It is a polished red overhang with brilliant yellow lichen that faces up the hill. It starts squatting on two opposing sidepulls. I make a tenous move up to a left hand gaston and then again to a sharp slot which puts you into the stand start. I fell a couple times after sticking the moves and then managed to claw my way up. The new problem, which is really the full line is called The Ecstatic Truth and I am suggesting V9. Justin Jaeger made the second ascent shortly after. Here are some pics.

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The Ecstatic Truth V9

I also put up a direct version, which I call Secrets are Lies. This problem starts on the slot and a right hand gaston and heads up and left. My original method, swooping out left to the arete seemed to check in at about V10, but Jaeger figured out better beta heading straight up and I think that V8 would be appropriate.

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Secrets are Lies V8

We also checked out a new problem put up by Chad Greedy? near the Green 45. Not sure of the name on this one but its sure to be a classic. It has great rock, nice moves and a nice setting. I recommend checking it out. Here Brian Camp shows us how its done.

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Long’s Peak

Its encouraging that problems as good as these are still going in and after a bit more hiking on Sunday I am encouraged that there is more to come.

One Response to “RMNP”

  1. das bpc

    21. Jul, 2008

    what a great day! only wish i coulda seen the other sends of riddles rather than searching far and wide for a puddle. for the record, my beta to ‘secrets…’ was at least 8a, but i am so totally brave and humble

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