Thursday, April 8, 2004

Echo Valley Additions

A number of new problems have been added to the boulders of Echo Valley in Topside over the past few years.

At the Graffiti boulders, Clinton Martinengo, Marijus Šmigelskis and Craig Reed opened two problems:

  • "Monsters Inc" 7B - SS as for "Ryan Was Here" then climb left as for that problem, at the good hold on the arete, continue left and up across the face to top out as for "Doubt and Expectation". 
  • "Duty Calls" 7C+ - SS on an undercling just right of "The Man Who Stepped Off The Page Of a Storybook" and climb the arete using the small crimps.
At the "Through The Core" boulder, Brian Chase opened the slightly eliminate "Pudgy Bitch" 7C+ a few meters right of "Osiris". From the pic below, sit start with both hands on 2 and a heel in 1. Do a big move to grab 4 as a gaston with the right hand, then match and move a bit right to top out up the slight prow. The slab and crack/rail on the right is off route

Way back in 2002, Dale Posthumus opened "xomox" 7B at the Halfway House. The problem sit starts with an undercling/sidepull for your left hand and a crimp for your right, then move up to the heuco and straight up to top out.

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