Thursday, June 07, 2007

good boulders

... are hard to find.
September 25, 2005: Ken Gibson on the FA of The Ebbing Tide, Streambed Boulder, Young's Gulch, Poudre Canyon, CO. Among the best problems in Young's Gulch and one of the best for the grade in the entire canyon. After putting up Salsa Brava (Photo 1 below) during a prior visit, this was the second line to go in on this boulder. Doing The Ebbing Tide opened our eyes to putting up two lines just to the left, Crimson Tide (Photo 2 below) and Hasta en Fuego (Photo 3 below) as well as the obvious blunt arete to the right Mardi Gras (not pictured) on subsequent visits. One of the best single boulders in the entire canyon for problems in the V2-V7 range.
Photo 1: Adam Maers on Salsa Brava

Photo 2: Scott Neel on Crimson Tide

Photo 3: Ken Gibson on Hasta en Fuego

Mardi Gras (not yet pictured - but stay tuned)

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