Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Beaver Land

As per usual most of my time out climbing has been developing new stuff.  Earlier this summer before work started taking up all my time I had a streak of very productive weeks where nearly every time I went out I found something worthy.  While the discoveries tend to be small areas with a handful of problems (or a solitary gem) one of the places I stumbled upon holds more potential than most and I've spent a bit of time there brushing new problems.  I'm calling the place "beaver land" as a nearby community of beavers have left their mark on quite a few trees,  Fortunately most of the climbing isn't near the water so I don't have to worry about disturbing the beavers.

Beaver land consists mostly of walls and they are generally on the steep side so there is lots of potential for hard stuff.  The rock varies in quality but is generally decent and cleans up pretty well.  In general a lot of cleaning is required for the top-outs as dirt, moss, and roots are draping over the walls.  Development is slow and thus far there are only about a dozen established problems and a couple cleaned projects but there is plenty more to be cleaned.  Here are a few pictures.

The beavers have been here

One of the many steep walls

Jonathan and Emil underneath another wall.  This one is now cleaned with considerable help from Jonathan.  

More steep climbing.

This wall is only slightly overhanging. 

Jonathan on the first problem we did in Beaver Land

A newly brushed crimp project

A closeup of the crimpy project

Lina feeling out a cool problem she brushed up.  This particular wall took roughly 3 hours with a shovel to clear the top and now has 5 problems on it.

Alex on a steep rail problem I dubbed "Joe Cocker".  This one took me a couple sessions and some beta help from some friends. 

Alex on a fun dyno the uses some awesome holds

Johan bears down on a project

1 comment:

Jonas said...

Looks really nice!