Sunday, 18 May 2014

Powell River Climbing Guidebook Teaser - Bouldering

I'm working 6 days on 1 day off until late June, but on those few days off I've been working away at the bouldering section for the new guide book.

Here's another sneak peak at the work in progress.

Above is the completed map of the Bulldozer Boulders in Stillwater. The names of the boulders will likely change once I gather more information and find out what they were originally called back when they were first developed. Some really outstanding problems in this cluster, from V0 to V7.  Four star V3s and V4s in the mix too.

Number 22 is Matt Hodgson's "The Leprechaun's Wand", a contender for the hardest problem in Stillwater. Check out a brief video clip of it here.

Jesse H reaching for the finger-lock  A must do problem.
Pitch Mouth - V2/3 - Expansion Zone
Nearing the crux top out of the most classic line at The Stacks.
Meat Grinder - V2 (if you're a crack climber) V3 ish (if you're not)

Matt doing a balancing act on Whaler Rock - The Dead Point. V6? 

Another yet-unknown problem at The Dead Point. V3.
Cool mantle to a slopey top out.
Eric showing how to use proper face-smearing technique.
Un-named V2 - Second Point