Tuesday, January 25, 2011

A classic Piedmont obscurity

Andy, Justin, and myself, set out in search of an obscure, yet classic, Piedmont problem. Crystal Buddha is hidden amongst the rhodos at Pilot Mountain State Park. While challenging to find, it is well worth the effort. After surmounting the low roof, we were rewarded with great pinching and spans up a prow.

A few pics:

Andy set up...

Andy getting his squeeze on...

Andy slapping up the prow

Justin escaping the roof

Justin starting up the prow

And a video from Nate Draughn of Crystal Buddha:


Friday, January 21, 2011

A Cold Winter's Day

Finally sometime to get out...its been just over a month:
-days climbing in Dec: 3
-Days outside in Dec: 1
-Days in 2011 outside: 2.5

So with the holidays behinds us and a little more time on our hands, we've had a chance to get out, well, atleast a few times.  Off to a good, albeit snowy start. First up in 2011, Titan's Traverse...a pumpy 30+ foot line of incut flakes. With a tricky opening section, the real crux is reaching the last section with warm enough fingers. Taking a hot minute to recall the beta and get used to the arctic conditions, the clash was over in just a few attempts.

Enjoy the pics...hopefully some more videos to come soon. It's a winter wonderland out there!

Headed in...

Not looking so great, but on we go...
walk in...

Crux hold on Titan Traverse

View driving home

Saturday, January 15, 2011


A new post is on the way...

Till then, here is sweet video of T-Rav pulling down a sweet line near Brevard, NC.  Good work son.

Travis Gray climbs Crimps on Wall from Travis Gray on Vimeo.

Stay tuned...