Monday, January 14, 2013

Southern Exposure

the black smith, LRC
Just got back from a great trip to the south.  The weather seemed to dominate the trip with many days spent playing darts because of the rain.  On the days that were good I managed to climb a ton of amazing boulders.
It was my first trip to Rocktown GA so I was pretty psyched.  I did so much climbing but only managed to see about a quarter of the place.  Came close on Jimmy's Fire in the Mtn.  but no send and we never made it back.  I was a little let down about that.  Next trip it will go.
The remaining days of the trip I spent exploring some different areas that are off the beaten road of the normal big three in the south.  I spent a day at the Mill which is a cool area full of roof climbing.  Slightly different vibe than Rocktown roof climbing.  Jimmy has a line at the Mill called half moon, peep the video below.

Untitled from Jimmy Webb on Vimeo.

Really psyched to get back and finish this rig.  
Another area less known but getting pretty popular of the past 5years is Cumberland also known as Pep Boys.  The area hosts some really great climbing ranging from steep roof climbing to taller faces.  We spent some time there and I managed to nab gross's roof v11, big gulp v11, 7/11 extension v10 to name a few.  I had done Salo's roof many years ago with my buddy Travis.  Salo's roof is an impressive 20ish move boulder problem out a large roof next to the stream.  Its super classic and if you ever find yourself in the area deserves a try.
the law, LRC
LRC was were we spent the most time on this trip.  We visited LRC 3 days.  After a great trip last year in which I was able to send the shield and others at LRC, I was excited to get on things I hadn't tried before or had not been on for years.  It would be boring listing everything that went at LRC, its one of few areas that you can climb 50 or more boulder problems in a day and walk a shorter distance than if you needed to find a bathroom in a public venue.  A few stand outs on this trip were the law v11, heroin v6 i think, ace of spades v9..  which actually was kind of fun, the blacksmith v9.  Came close to barn door, spent a session on it but it was dripping and then never made it back.
I am hoping to get down south again soon...  So much to do.

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