This Easter weekend, like most long weekends, I went out climbing. Me and Ryan Olson road tripped down to the states for some granite bouldering at Leavenworth. On our way, we stopped by Larrabee State Park and sent a sweet sandstone roof problem. This climb is right on the beach and it was great to have the afternoon sun energizing us after a long winter of wet and cold. We rolled into Leavy and setup camp at the Forestland Parking lot since the 8 mile campground is currently inaccessible due to a crazy landslide that ravaged the road earlier this month.
In the morning Ryan and I met up with Alex Savage, a guy I met while in Joe’s Valley in March. This guy is living the dream and roadtripping all around the western states. We warmed up at the Rubble then were joined by Kyle O’Meara, who’s put up many of the FAs at Leavenworth. He took us to the Whip Boulder to show us some new goodness he put up. Ryan, Alex and I all sent a pretty classic V7 called Miracle Whip. Next we sessioned on Cool Whip, which, in my opinion, is an amazingly fun V10. Our party moved over to the Mad Max boulder where we spent the best two hours of the weekend.
I’m motivated to climb pretty much anything that is better than average in terms of quality. The Mad Max boulder has two classics and an even more classicer low start to an already classic classic. These problems are Mad Max, V7; Thunderdome, V10; and Thunderdome Low, V11. I got to send them all!! Psyched!
We killed the day on Cotton Pony, The Icehouse, mexican food, beers and a camp fire. On Sunday morning we were trashed! We climbed a little at the The Beach in the Tumwater area, then continued our way back home. An amazing weekend with a good friend!
Cool Whip, V10
Alex Savage on Thunderdome, V10
Ryan Olson on Thunderdome, V10