Monday, February 11, 2008
Font Area - SUPER MARIO
1. Super Mario /aka/ the gimp*** [v7ish] – start standing with hands in a deep sloping break under the steep mushroom cap feature, climb out steep roof at a square jutting cobble, turn the lip, and mantle. The v-grades i've been quoted for this line differ by four, so don't get too caught up on what is listed...though upon recent repeat, i feel seven is fair...
2. power up ** [v3ish] - start in the same break as for super mario, but just right beneath the blunt arete of the boulder, reach out to a ledge feature visible in the above photo and gain a good crimp and cobble to do the crux mantle. though awkward at the crux, this is a pretty good line and a good mantle trainer for taller, harder encounters.
Various** - various vertical climbs can be done on the face right of the roof section of this boulder, the left most of which are visible in the above photo. these are primarily slabby with generous features and if someone puts in the time to substantially clean them, the lines could be great for beginner boulderers. [Any specific descriptions will be added subsequently, so check back!]