Tuesday, April 20, 2010


[UPDATE]: Weather is looking bad tomorrow. Climbing is probably off for the day...boulder at your own risk!

Going out to the Republic again tomorrow for a half day of climbing. Anyone in the IE interested can meet us at Threshold in Riverside at noon. Otherwise, we'll be up there around 1:00.

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Black Mountain Friday

A group of us are heading out Friday, most likely to the Republic. Email us if you want to join, address on the right.

Sunday, April 11, 2010

Saturday made for another fine outing at Black with a great crew and the traditional champagne to welcome in another season. Props to Aron C. for completing two new lines at the Republic on the ironically dubbed "pixie boulder." This is the first boulder one sees when approaching the Republic, 30+ ft of slightly less the vertical face and even more slightly featured. Quintessential oldschool Black! Below Craig is warming up on the center line This Monkeys Gone to Heaven, the original line that runs directly up the center of the face at around V2/3. Aron added a line on either side of this both about a grade harder, a bit more frightening, and both share the center start. The left line begins by moving diagonally up and left to the arete on poor smears, and the right, named Where is my Mind, joins up with the under-cling seam above the small pine. All three lines have many stars and are a great rite of passage into the world of tall slab at Black.

Matty on Twighlight

And Anthony T sending Twighlight. Nice work on this and Metamorphosis in one day!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

Crisp temps and dry blocks at the Republic and beyond. Although the main gate will probably open late this season because of the heavy snow pack, we will be plenty busy with many new projects and guide booking at lower elevation areas and possibly a hike or two up to the Corral. If anybody has input now is the time. We will be making a big push to gather info, opinions, and photos this spring and in general tie up loose ends. Email us at blackmountainblog@gmail.com