Mar 4, 2010

Boulder Canyon, Pre-Work Work-Out

Location: Boulder Canyon, Nip & Tuck Crag

Routes Sent: Doc's Route, 7, Onsight (felt like Sierra 4th class)
Arete, 10b, Onsight (fun arete, contrived mess at the top)

Routes Tried: Antagonism, 12a/b, 1 hang (onsighted to upper crux, no chalk = fall, "foot deadpoint" = send beta)

Do Work Before Work

Boulder Canyon Rock

Notes: Someone flipped the Spring switch, its time to climb outside all the time. Alex and I got a little pre-work work-out in Boulder Canyon. I suck at placing micronuts so I bouldered/soloed up to the high first bolt on Doc's Route. One of the those bold routes that is more for the first ascentists than the community. The arete was fun but a contrived mess. The bolts follow the right side of the arete, not the natural line of holds.

Antagonism is rad, engaging, less-than-vertical granite climbing, good trainer for Where's the Beef? in Poudre Canyon. The top had no chalk, most people escape left or right before the actual 12 climbing. I didn't want to ruin the onsight experience with too much information, but I soothed my ego after with a Mountain Project discussion about Antagonism's ability to be onsighted.