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Postby Ascentionist » Mon Dec 29, 2014 2:29 pm

It's all Kipp's fault.

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Re: Bouldering.

Postby One-Fall » Mon Dec 29, 2014 7:54 pm

Barring the cool roofs, this thig looks like the star out there! Tall and proud. Awesome find, Kipland!

Can't wait to try it.
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Re: Bouldering.

Postby Ascentionist » Tue Dec 30, 2014 8:48 am

Oops, not at BMW.

What is Kipp's fault is awakening the obsessive bouldering monster in me. I revisited some old friends out in the woods the other day and took this pic. Kipp is being successful where I failed miserably as an ambassador for Red River Gorge bouldering twelve to fifteen years ago. But then again, I didn't have a digital camera back in those days :)
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Re: Bouldering.

Postby Ottice Webb » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:30 pm

Is it Hatton Ridge?
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Re: Bouldering.

Postby Ottice Webb » Tue Dec 30, 2014 6:32 pm

Doing a roof soon in Chaneyville, boss said bring your shoes and crashpad the chimney is sweet... gettin paid to boulder, shit
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Re: Bouldering.

Postby One-Fall » Wed Dec 31, 2014 9:08 am

My bad. Looks like this taller v3 he put up at bmw.
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Re: Bouldering.

Postby Ascentionist » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:14 am

One-Fall wrote:My bad. Looks like this taller v3 he put up at bmw.


Ironically it is also V3...at least. And I think the face to the right is significantly harder.

Ottice Webb wrote:Is it Hatton Ridge?


No, but you can see it from here.
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Re: Bouldering.

Postby Ascentionist » Wed Dec 31, 2014 10:22 am

And I think a sit start would be a lot harder. It goes like this:

Just below center and left of center is a small shadow. Standing (with left hand in the shadow, right on a tiny crimp on the right side of the arête) squeeze the arête, plant feet, and make a move with the left to a tenuous hold on the arête. My feet cut at this point and the crux is staying on, resetting feet, and moving right hand to another crimp. Then move to the first distinct horizontal. It's not good. Match, move feet, and move to the second horizontal left of the arête. While its better, it's still a big move to the top. I don't remember the top out at all so it was probably casual or traumatic.

This thing overhangs three feet in fifteen and is second only to Dreams as my all time favorite problem in the state. If I did them back to back on the same day I might pick this one as my favorite.
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Re: Bouldering.

Postby Ascentionist » Wed Dec 31, 2014 11:46 am

I'm going to apologize in advance for subjecting you to this, but I do have video. Be forewarned, I had already sent the problem and was revisiting it months later to get video. I flail. A lot. But it gives you a better idea of the angle and height of the problem. The first one is a stellar highball blunt prow and this problem is the second one in at about 1:50

https://myspace.com/ascentionist/video/the-greek-boulders/1440621

Another Fat Boy waller at Lower Small Wall. Hierarchy is a quality problem. I found it in 1996 before I knew what bouldering was. In the FA photos we had laid out a blue Walmart tarp we were using for a rope tarp at the time. Again, I went back to get video of the problems when I was very much out of shape for bouldering.

https://myspace.com/ascentionist/video/bouldering-at-lower-small-wall/3594350

This is a cool isolated erratic boulder on Indian Creek north of Dip Wall:

https://myspace.com/ascentionist/video/dogfighter/3951644

Finally, the video doesn't show it, but the piece de resistance...Sugar High:

https://myspace.com/ascentionist/video/fat-boy-falls-off/3520828
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Re: Bouldering.

Postby Ascentionist » Mon Jan 05, 2015 10:30 am

The first post on RRC of 2015 should be about bouldering. So there!
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Re: Bouldering.

Postby Ascentionist » Mon Mar 16, 2015 1:58 pm

Not to steal Kipp's thunder, but after a couple of hours out at Emerald City yesterday I feel pretty good about being back on the rock and getting in shape. BMW is just too far to drive for us RRG locals. It feels like taking a road trip to NRG back in my early climbing days. What's the point when the Red is so close?

That said, I'm also ready to work on getting my good EC circuit in shape as well. Fifteen years of moss and lichens makes everything feel like an FA! And truth is BMWs look incredible and as soon as Kipp has everything cleaned up and nice neat topos drawn I'll be RIGHT THERE.
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