East Spur

East Spur

Posted on 09. Jan, 2009 by in News


After another rest day, we went back to Nagual for round 2. This time I made two very good links, getting through the bottom twice and falling at what seemed to me to be past the crux. Unfortunately, my skin was failing on the sharp holds and we never got to go back. Hopefully, I will get a chance to head back down and finish that one. Here are some pics.

Nagual V13
Nagual V13

One of my best goes

Later, Angela went over and finished off two of her projects, Purple Flowers V9 and the stunning French Tickler, also V9. Props to Abby Smith who I believe was the first female to do that one. Well done!


The last day we spent on North Mountain. Ange. had spent a few days trying Free Willy V10, and she finally managed to get the send, moving off the same small “intermediate” Flann used. It was nice to see Ange. really get after it as she double clutched the last jug on the send.

Free Willy

Free Willy

We hiked up near the Ghetto Simulator to check out an amazing new highball called To Die For V5, which was put up by Jason Kehl. This is easily on of the best of its grade in the Park. I finished up a contrivance in the Martini Cave called The Litz Problem V11, which starts on the V9 Dirty Martini and then heads left into maybe another V9 or V10 sequence and the finish jug of Esperanza. With the day coming to a close, we walked up to Theatre of the Absurd, a low V10 on the Aslyum. I figured out the moves and climbed to the jug as the darkness crept in. The final move was really desperate as I was pumped and tired from the day of climbing. I think I surprised the whole group, and myself, when I latched it with a wild throw. I decided to topout it out, which was terrifying as it seemed every hold might snap under my trembling feet. Soon I was on top and our trip was at an end. Hueco continues to provide some of the best climbing memories and this trip was no exception.
Here are some more images from our trip.

A first class moderate on East Mountain

Justin Alarcon sends Fight or Flight V4, a classic highball on the East Spur


8 Responses to “East Spur”

  1. newton

    09. Jan, 2009

    nice pics! you guys should’ve jacked the blue bell trailer…that #$#’s pint-sized gold!

  2. chuffer

    09. Jan, 2009

    sickness – thnx for all the updates!

  3. matt

    09. Jan, 2009

    love the updates and pics!
    what was the intermediate on free willy?

  4. jamie

    09. Jan, 2009

    there is a very small right hand hold up and right from the incut left hand. Video is coming soon!

  5. peter beal

    09. Jan, 2009

    Jamie, were you guys concerned about the fires in Boulder?

  6. jamie

    09. Jan, 2009

    the ground was burned about .25 miles from our house! kinda of scary but no damage done thankfully.

  7. climbingnarc

    09. Jan, 2009

    It’s always interesting to see a different angle on a climb like Free Willy. I think every picture I’ve ever seen has been the top down shot. It’s cool to get a better sense of what the problem looks like.

  8. peter beal

    10. Jan, 2009

    We thought of you when the news mentioned the Dakota Ridge area was close. We had a grass fire this summer on the open space just east of our house and watching 10 foot flames jumping around that close is pretty sobering.

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