Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Day Full of Sending at Great Barrington, MA

Here is the compilation video from Sunday April 14, 2013 in Great Barrington, MA.  Despite waking up to snow falling in Fulton County and downpours as we passed through Albany, it turned out to be a really nice day at Reservoir Rocks.  Sully and I had our sights set on a potential new boulder problem on the "Dump Truck" boulder that was a combination of "Dump Truck" and "One Ton" that climbed the belly of the steep overhanging block using the crack system from "Dump Truck" and some small arete features typically used as foot holds on "One Ton".  I felt that the boulder problem was a solid V6/7 as it was quite sustained and the crux moves occured near the end of the climb.  I ended up sending it on my second try that day but topped out the same as "Dump Truck".  After some lunch and further investigation, I concluded that the climb really should top out at the arete (to the left of Dump Truck).  After sending the climb in this fashion, "Tonka"- V6/7 was born.  To any Great Barrington locals, if this climb has already been established, please fill me in on the details...I think it climbs really well!

If you enjoy the video, feel free to add a comment...it is always nice to know that people are enjoying the blog updates.  Deet, daht!

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12 comments:

  1. Deeeeeeeeeeet!!!

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  2. Hello.
    Thank you for making nice videos all time.
    If you give me some infomation about GB will be great.

    I was looking for cube boulder last time but couldn't find it.
    I know warm up boulder which has crystal method.
    please give me the information how to get cube boulder & this one ton boulder from warm up boulder.

    Thank you for your help.

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    1. Do you have an email address that I could send a message to? I would be more than willing to help you out as best as I can, thanks!

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  3. Nice video update buddy. Keepin me psyched! I wanna see some new dacks stuff soon! Marble zone videos please!!!

    or maybe something no one has seen.....

    -Baggins

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    1. Currently working on a video from this past weekend. Ron and I had an excellent session at the Marble Zone where he crushed every boulder problem on the main boulder. Should be done soon!

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  4. Thank you for your reply.
    My email is kanbehonpo@gmail.com

    THANKS!

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    1. Sent you an email...thanks for the comment post!

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  5. Dude GB video is sick!

    Glad to see you guys are getting out and taking advantage of the prime spring temps.

    SAC 4 LIFE!

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    1. Thanks for the comment, much appreciated! SAC is psyched for sure

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  6. Great video Jut I was amazed at the number of people that were at GB that day. Of all the times I have been to GB I have never even seen those boulders. Those lines look really fun can't wait to get back there nw.Peace

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    1. Thanks Kyle! We have been to GB twice in recent weeks and each time we were there, there were a bunch of other climbers taking advantage of the nice weather as well...hope to see you out soon buddy

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