Tuesday, January 22, 2008

River Block Rock

There is a beautiful new problem in the riverbed near Pleasant Valley Campground.

I climbed it on Sunday, January 20th, in extremely windy conditions. The problem climbs the steep northeast side of the big boulder in the riverbed on beautiful rippled edges. The water is usually too high to access the problem, but the diversion of the water made the problem climbable, though right next to the water.

In honor of Martin Luther King, Jr., I dubbed the problem Integration. It is probably somewhere between v7-v9. It's brilliant, and well worth checking out!

[Here'a a pic from Jeff Sillcox and the Eastside Bouldering Blog -- Wills]


Wills Young said...

Thanks for the post Vic! Nice problem for sure, just upstream from where Pleasant Valley Dam Road and Chalk Bluff Road meet. I repeated it this afternoon. Definitely a little scary up high (it's hard to know how good that rock is...). Beautiful moves; couple different sequences.
Also the same start going up and left is pretty good at about v6.
Thanks for sharing!

Jeff Sillcox said...

Very cool problem...nice work Vic.

And when Wills says it's "a little scary up high", I think he means it was scary spotting me on the topout. He looked pretty casual on his 4th lap. There's a couple pictures of it on my blog: eastsidebouldering.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

Great problem, I did it this morning after it dried off. Awesome setting and really one of the tablelands best.

Anonymous said...

As i said on eastside, 4 stars, amazing. Almost worth the trip over the pond just for this ;-)

Anonymous said...

video of problem up on http://www.momentumvm.com/cms/index.php?option=com_frontpage top clip

sock hands said...

this line makes me want to travel out there more than many of the oft-photographed classics. word.