Sunday, August 5, 2012

The Swamp Meadow Boulders

                       The Swamp Meadow - PHOTO: Richard Newton          

The Swamp Meadow Boulders
Blue Lakes, Tahoe, CA.

I've been healing an injured finger for the last couple months from crimping and I've just started pulling on jugs again. This is my first day back pushing myself a bit on real stone so I decided to find some new boulders with first ascents and go at it! The best of them was "Snake Eyes" V4 FA which felt a bit harder than it should have but it was totally worth it. These problems may not be that hard but they are on rare pocketed granite right off the side of the road in a gorgeous setting :)

1 "Snake Eyes" V4 stand start on side by side pockets and go up right over sloper lip.
2 "Swamp Pockets" V2 sit start left bulge/face with cool pockets - VB stand start.
3 "Swamp Face" V0 stand V1 sit - center of juggy face - good warmup.
4 "Swamp Traverse" V4 start on far right and traverse left into #3 to finish. (or - same start then up?)
5 VB easy way up/downclimb.
6 "Swamp Crack" VB
7 "Swamped" V2 stand start arete.
8 Crack!?
9 VB small boulder with jugs.
10 Arete!?
11 Slab face left of Swamp Crack with diagonal undercling?
12 Start left of Snake Eyes?

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