Thursday, August 30, 2007

Lots from Echo

At Topside, in Echo Valley, Marijus Šmigelskis opened two new problems at the Cape Fear boulders "Test Tube" 7A and "Scirocco" 7A+. At Bonnydoon, Julia Chen sent "Two Stroke" 7A and Marijus opened the project on the back of the "Serenity" boulder which climbs out the roof through bulges and slopers. The problem is named "The Buoyancy of Citrus" and is hard for 7C+. Edvinas Smigelskis also managed to get the 3rd ascent of "Captain Graffiti" 8A and just 30 minutes later, he made the 2nd ascent of the super reachy "Pudgy Bitch" 7C+. Then even more surprisingly, Marijus Smigelskis made the 3rd ascent immediately after, with only 20 minutes of work on the problem.

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Caveman for Mat

Mathew Rowe sent his first 7C, "Caveman" which is a linkup of two TDA classics, "Invisible Monsters" 7B and "THC" 7A+.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

The Thirst

Marijus Šmigelskis managed to open The Scree's current hardest problem "The Thirst" 7C. The problem climbs a short steep wall and requires long pulls to small edges.

Monday, August 20, 2007

Rocklands Repeats

In Rocklands, Dom Riordan sent "The Outback" and "Last Day in Paradise", both 7C and Edvinas Šmigelskis sent "Pendragon" 8A. Then Shaun Harris and Dom both sent "No Late Tenders" 7C+. Scott Noy sent "Sproing", upgrading the problem from 7B to 7C+ (the problem involves dynoing out of a strenuous sidepull/undercling and has had very few ascents) as well as "Last Day in Paradise" 7C and Marijus Šmigelskis flashed "Black Spider" 7C.