Saturday, September 3, 2011

Back in Jefferson

Peter Principle V6
Great to back in the State of Jefferson, spent a year in Sacramento seeking more gainful employment, however what I gained in employment I lost in climbing. So back to Shasta, back to work, real work that satisfies the soul, route development! The season has been slow to kick off though the fall temps are creating a buzz and I'm feeling like we are going to get some sh@t done.
Lover's Leap Limestone
We've been concentrating our efforts on the Lover's Leap Limestone Plug out near Callahan and every time we throw a line on something we get another classic. Some of the latest classics are 'Lead It To Beaver' 5.10d, 100' of slightly overhanging glazed Limestone, 'Last Of The Mohawk' 5.11d, 30' feet of desperate thin cranks to sustained 5.10, 'I and I' 5.12a, steep and technical and the Mega classic 'Oh Gee!' 5.12a pumpy overhanging start to technical dead-point crux;-o
Look for these routes and many more in the upcoming 3rd Edition of State of Jefferson Rock Climbers Guide. I'll be including a few other Shasta area hot spots as well as more beta on the climbs included in the past editions. Available only at Shasta Base Camp, for now.