Beautiful creek and moss and trees sets the atmosphere of the bouldering.
Down in the creek the first boulder I tried and cleaned looked like a incredible line up a proud face. We filled in a little of the landing to keep the pad dry then it was time to give it a go. I stuck the throw on my second try and then calmly mantalled out. The line was so good I decided to name it after my youngest daughter, Joy.
Joy Bean V3 FA at Rock Creek from Tymun Abbott on Vimeo.
This boulder has some incredible lines and to the right of Joy Bean I found a simple but supper hard line to work on. On this one there is just one hold a small rail crimp. After lots of work I stuck the lip dyno from this hold. On a second visit I managed to stick the match on the lip but there are 3 moves to go and I think they will be supper hard just like the first two.
|Dorian with his eye on the Project|
|Going for the dyno|
|Almost stuck it.|
Rock Creek Traverse from Tymun Abbott on Vimeo.
The next day I came back to head for the deep shade of the forest and start in on the boulders right next to the car. A 30 foot steep slab got cleaned as well as a nice block below and it steep neighbor. There are 8 lines on the main block and 2 on the small but steep one next door. The tall slab has three lines on it as well.
|Central Mini Arete|
|Start Low on good rail.|
|Get feet up|
|Throw for slope|
The final goal for the day was to have a go at the small boulder just past this one. There was a small foot to start on and a tiny crimp for a hand. It looked like if I could get started a throw might get me to some better holds for a send.
|Two small crimps to start.|
|Toss for the nest crimp|
|Throw for the slope|
|Throw for the top|