May 28, 2010

GC & C Tour, Stop 6 : Lake Tahoe

I simply love Tahoe. There is so much high quality rock. Posting up in a cabin is always rad. There was snow everywhere forcing us to climb at the Donner Lake State Park on the first day, not ideal but acceptable. The second day we stayed closer to home and developed a boulder about 100ft from the cabin.

Warming up a solid line

Surfing the Arete

The Peloton

One of My All-Time Favorite Slabs

Playing with Fat Boy
V11, but kinda lame



Alex on The Prancing Lion

A Leo Prancing

Day 1
Location: State Park

Unnamed, V5, redpoint (split rock far half #16, 1st try today)
Unnamed, V1, flash (split rock near half, #8)
Bear Hug, V4, redpoint (1st go once I know where the holds where)
Bear Hug, V7, sds, redpoint (2nd try from the sit)

Location: Memorial Boulder
Fat Boy, V11 (contrived but worked it for training proposes)
V10 (no clue?)

Day 2

Location: Classified

The Lion Boulder

Left to Right
Lion Cub, VB (downclimb arete)
Declawed, V1 (arete, contrived)
Mane Attraction, V1/2 (short but engaging heel hook)
The Prancing Lion, V0 (arete right to left)
Wrestling with a Lion, V1 (blunt arete)
Little Paw, V3 (sds to slopers)