Lately I have been motivated on projects and it seems that Red Feather is one of the best areas to put up new, quality, hard problems. Last week I got lucky and managed the first ascent of The Vampire and I think this is only the tip of the iceberg. Climbers have been putting up tons of new problems in Red Feather but there has been very little in the way of problems V11 or harder.
This weekend I tried a sit start to The Product, which will bump the grade up to V12.
There is another amazing project called “The Dyno Project” near here that is probably in the V12 or 13 range and will be the next thing I try. This one involves a wild sideways dyno to a finger bucket.
Brian Capps and I worked another very thin and sharp line on the Swoosh Boulder that is also in the V11 or 12 range. All of these problem are at one area, The Swoosh.
The Swoosh Project
Two years ago I did all the moves on a project near Parvin Lake named “The Parvin Project” This is at least V12 and would be another nice addition. Also on the list is a short and difficult crimping problem I refer to as the “Bishop Project”. It is only 100yds off the road. It will go from a high start at around V12 or 13 and a lower start of V14 or more. Its a very nice patina face. Hopefully in the weeks to come I can finish some or all of these great problems.