Sunday, October 29, 2006

Seaside Sends

Marijus Šmigelskis has made the 6th ascent of "Ard Ay" 8B at The Seaside area in Topside after about 5 days of attempts spread over the past few weeks.

Marijus and Clinton Martinengo also made a fast send of the right hand finish to "Bubka" 7C+, giving the problem its 4th and 5th ascents. Both lines were originally opened by Jerry Moffat on his visit a few years ago.

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

The Executioner

At Ikes Boulder in Cecillia Forest, Clinton Martinengo made a fast first ascent of the "The Executioner" 7C+. Clinton almost sent the problem in the last 20 minutes of daylight in one evening session, but kept missing the finishing hold and had to come back the next day for the send. The name refers to the hard dyno that one must execute in order to do the problem, which is then followed by a tricky mantle top out.