It used to be called "Indian Summer", but it still means the same thing: Southern CA is on fire and it's perfect conditions for some high altitude bouldering. Eric and I got our normal early start on Sunday despite the really cold temps and warmed up by battling out the second and third ascents of Tim Steele's Meadow Roof (V8). I added a few moves from the sit start to make it a little harder and I think both problems are worth a few stars. We finally met up with the lazy Bishop people in the afternoon and got shutdown by everything we tried. Here's some photos from Sunday...
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Eric cruising Meadow Roof (V8)
photos - Jeff Sillcox
I made it back up for a couple hours on Tuesday and put up three new problems. Pudge is a fun eight move V3 on perfect rock. Left El Plopper (V5) and Right El Plopper (V8) both climb a steep face and finish with the same topout. Wednesday afternoon was spent at Rock Creek and I finally managed to do Dude (V9) with a little beta from Wills. And finally, Thursday morning back at Way Lake. Tony Lamiche and Noah Kaufman got the 2nd and 3rd ascents of Wills' Wavecatcher (V10) and I came really close to doing it before I split a tip and had to sprint down the hill to get to work on time.
Thursday, October 25, 2007
Posted by Jeff Sillcox
Labels: way lake