Mt. Evans

Mt. Evans

Posted on 06. Jul, 2010 by in News

Yesterday was another great day at Lincoln Lake, aka Wolverine Land. The weather was great all evening and I was there with an awesome crew. I spent most of my time climbing and not taking pictures, but I snapped a few. Brion Voges made the first ascent of the slab problem, with ridiculous beta. He made a huge dyno to the lip, then tucked his feet underneath him to avoid slamming into the rock. On failed attempts he would end up just sitting down in the dirt. He has named it Purple is not a Color V10, although this problem is so odd that it almost shouldn’t be graded. Very cool to see that one get done.
Chad Greed attemps the slab a static way, and to the right you can see the boulder the climber has to pick up his feet to avoid the dab.
IMG_6433 Purple is not a Color V10.
Also making a visit was Tyler Landman and Phil Schaal, who both made quick work of Carlo Traversi’s Small Arms V12. Impressively Ty hasn’t climbed in months and thought the problem could be V11.
I put up a couple problems of my own, one which was much easier than anticipated, which I called Sparrowhawk V9 and a V6 near there called Red Herring.
IMG_6658 Red Herring

Sparrowhark is a campus roof problem to the right of Daniel Woods V14 Evil Backwards. In the evening, Dave Graham made the second ascent of that stellar roof problem and Jon Cardwell made the third. Here are some pictures.
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IMG_6653Dave Graham makes the second ascent of Evil Backwards V14.
Great day and hopefully many more to come!

10 Responses to “Mt. Evans”

  1. cj

    06. Jul, 2010

    Wow you were not joking about the awesome crew! Thanks for keeping up the psych level by posting exciting new things on a near daily bases. Shits getting irritating here in So Ill with 100 degree weather and enough humidity to make my windows sweat.

  2. peter beal

    06. Jul, 2010

    Just left comment at Jon G’s site about Small Arms being a clone of Clear Blue Skies. Maybe in more than one sense of the word!

  3. seth

    07. Jul, 2010

    +1 to what Cj said Jamie.

    Thanks for your continued hardwork/updates on the new areas. You continue to keep people psyched and motivated on seeking out new areas and boulders.

  4. B3

    07. Jul, 2010

    Thanks for the kind words. Clear Blue Skies is not as good as Small Arms, a probably a bit easier.

  5. Nietzsche

    07. Jul, 2010

    Interesting… didn’t Ty call CBS 13 when he did it?

  6. peter beal

    07. Jul, 2010

    Yeah I saw Carlo’s scorecard comments. The problem looks really good. Have to get up there sometime.

  7. sock hands

    07. Jul, 2010

    i hope to god that the crimps on small arms have more teeth and sharpness to them than cbs. if there was any friction for me on cbs, it would be possible. but alas, it is not.

    gimme smaller crimps that bite back anyday.

  8. peter beal

    08. Jul, 2010

    SH, the close-ups in the video Carlo showed me seem to show more bite than CBS, especially that stupid first one. The climbing looks amazing.

  9. James

    15. Jul, 2010

    +2 to CJ. 93, humid and a busted ankle. Thx for keeping the psyche up and nice job in CORE…

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