I haven’t blogged in a while due to the fact that I have been on a constant move. Recently, Dave Graham has come back into town and discovered a new area above Mt. Evans. It is a majestic talus field sitting on top of Lake Lincoln. The valley is vast, and there is so much potential for new projects everywhere. First day going up there, Dave showed me two amazing projects. The first line consisted of compression climbing with slopers for the right hand and crimps for the left. The finishing move was a sweeping dyno with the right hand to a sidepull. From here you go to the lip and topout. We shared beta and tried to figure out the best solution for getting up the bloc. After about a couple of hours working it, I managed to get the first ascent, naming it The Great War for Civilisation.
The next bloc was a roof that Dave had found with the potential of having 3 hard lines. One was located on the left side of the cave, and the other two on the right. I had my sights set on the one that was on the left side of the cave. This boulder has a very crimpy nature out of a horizontal roof. There is a really far lockoff out left to another crimp side-pull, followed by a couple of crompression moves to the top. Dave, Jimmy, Cardeck, and myself all went at the project trying to discover what was going to work. We figured out a sequence, and soon all the moves were complete. I made a good link from 2 moves in to the top, so I started giving it goes from the bottom. After a few failure attempts, I gathered myself together and fired off the FA of Evil Backwards 8B+. I am not positive on the grade, but I think it is harder than The Great War for Civilisation. Jimmy also confirmed that it could be harder. It is so inspiring to have these new lines to do at this area. There will definitely be more to come!