Sunday, December 19, 2010

MINI GUIDE: BLOK BOULDER - Poudre Cyn, CO

300 yards up canyon from The Hatchery Boulder (click here to download NC3's online guide) is the Blok Boulder.  Park in gigantic pull out on left and walk across road. "Rediscovered" by Brian Camp a few months back, this road side boulder had been climbed on and forgotten.  From existing chalk and advice from Poudre pioneer Ben Scott, it appeared Blok One_V6/7 had been climbed starting a few moves in from the start undercling listed below.  Thanks to a small motivated crew the Blok Boulder has become a popular stop on the way up the canyon... Enjoy! (click image to enlarge)
A. and B. both sit start matched on left leaning undercling in the middle of the boulder (just above Remy's head)  C. sit starts on matched far right rounded jug.
A. Blok Two_V9** Crimps and Underclings with a technical finish to Jug Rail out right.  F.A. Jeff Silcox - Multiple top out variations have been done - the original is listed.
B. Blok One_V6/7** Power start to fun moves.  (sit) F.A. Brian Camp
(start 3 moves in_V4) F.A. Jay Shambo
C. Blok of Aragon_V11** Start on far right side of boulder and finish left with mantel. 17 moves of pure dirt-burglar brilliance... F.A. Paul Dusatko

Saturday, December 18, 2010

VIDEO: BLOK of ARAGON_V11 - First Ascent

On Thursday, I scored the FA of a fun road side line on The Blok boulder in Poudre Canyon. At 17 moves and finishing with the mantel on Jamie Emerson's Blok Negative_V10, I felt V11 was appropriate...  Go climb on it!

Blok of Aragon_V11 First Ascent from Paul Dusatko on Vimeo.