Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Roll Call - Mt. Charleston

Didn't see a soul at Charleston yesterday. A Slight breeze, great temperature, and complete isolation made for a truly peaceful session. While resting I was even slightly chilled. There may only be another month of so left to boulder in the cave, but as the temps cool off at elevation so follows the valley. I'm so excited to get back on sandstone for the early fall season and hope to finish off some projects before leaving for Texas.

I managed to finish off Happy Trail, V9 yesterday, leaving just Landing Strip left to do from the center start. What I really enjoy about these three problems (Happy Trail, Landing Strip, and Sideburn all V9) is that sharing a start doesn't take away any of the quality of movement. Each problem has such a unique finish that they all stand apart. I'm excited to send all the 9's in the cave, but it's bittersweet like finishing a good book.

I realized while hiking down that there is not a complete listing of the problems yet. Since Tom Moulin's guidebook just came out there is little chance that these problems will be known. After some reflection I don't mind so much that they will be under the radar, and actually prefer it, but for the locals (and since there are probably only 10 people that look at this blog) here is a list for posterity's sake:

(In order of proposed grade)

Delirious, V11
Crown of Swords, Hard 10/ Soft 11?
Glamdring the Foe Hammer, V10
Orcrist the Goblin Cleaver, V10
Brazilian Wax, V10
Goin' Postal, V10
Landing Strip, V9
Happy Trail, V9
Sideburn, V9
Pony Express, V9
Rough Rider, V9
Flat Spin 360, V9
Flat Spin, V8

Quite a resume.



  1. Hey Max,

    Good to see you're back in Las Vegas.

    Do you have a photo of the Mosaic Cave? You should put up at topo of the cave at http://www.snellpress.com/snb/board/

    I'd like to check it out!

  2. Hey Tom!

    It's good to be back in Vegas. Definitely psyched for the fall!

    Next time I go up to the cave I'll try to remember to take a topo pic for the website.

    Hope all is well. Let's climb sometime!