Saturday, June 19, 2010

Split Rock

Back to the Donner Summit area. We will be back at least one more time to check out the Saddle Boulders, but while the snow slowly melts we decided to check out a pair of enormous boulders near Donner Lake.

Split Rock is aptly named, featuring a giant boulder that cracked and split down the middle leaving two 20+ foot halves. The granite is sharp and the movement committing. I managed to send a couple area classics and moderate highballs. It has been since Hueco that I have highballed, and I found that I had missed the focus, the confidence that tall boulder problems demand.

Here are a couple photos and a video of the area:
Photo: Liberty Herring

Split Rock Highball, Donner Lake, CA from BLOCHEAD on Vimeo.


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