Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Must Do Climbs - Volume 1

Anna working the rail

Instead of doing an area profile of each area in town, which would take a whole lot of time and work and people to photograph - I'm going to do a 'best of' list. This is the kind of project that will probably take several seasons to cover, but, it gives me something fun to constantly have on the back burner.

For the first installment, I'm going with one of my favourite climbs - Knobulator (direct) 5.9

Strechin' out mid route

Located in the Destruction Zone at Higgy land, it's the first climb you come to through the short trail from the parking spot.

This was the first route I ever top-roped, lead, and free soloed. It's also the route that many of my friends, and likely many other local climbers discovered as their first sport climb.  The rock quality is bomber, the opening moves follow a pure sequence, and the direct route through the roof is exposed and mega fun.

A grainy low light shot of Alyssa making the early reachy move

Monday, 19 August 2013

Powell River Climbing - Bouldering Guide Teaser pt. 2

Instead of rushing to get this done before the end of the season, I'm going to take my time and hack away at it over the winter months and have it ready before next season. Here's another sample, the first page/first area of the Stillwater section. This page comes after the driving directions and map on how to get to the area.

 A basic printable black and white 'quick guide' version will also be made available.