|The Gem Thief roof. The Gem Thief V11 is on the right side, while a Chris Marley project is on the left.|
|A project of Chris' that looks to be V14/15 and is on perfect rock.|
|A real beauty with a Jesse Brown problem out the right side and a crazy dyno project out the left.|
|Brian Horlick on Hydrogen V3/4|
|Bomber Basin trail|
|Bryan cleaning the top out of one the best in Bomber Basin. Not sure of the name, but it is a very tricky problem with strange beta in a good way. A classic! The line to the left was unfinished and also tricky while being a classic.|
|A difficult project I cleaned and briefly tried. It was much harder than expected, maybe V12 or so.|
|The short but significant one that started it all for me.|
Day three of the trip dawned cold and grey. Relief was that we had not stashed out pads up in the basin as we had planned. Snow blanketed the high country and no chance of a good day was up there. We opted for the low lands of Torrey Valley itself and went to work both repeating old problems and adding a few new ones. Starting at the Beck Boulders we warmed up on some unnamed short lines before moving around into the limited sun on Vladimir's Puttin' V4 and the still unrepeated Bad Animals V8ish.
|Vladimir's Puttin' V4|
|Bryan on his tall and very classic prow. The line Days Gone By V3 is just left of his.|
Snow came in thicker waves and the cold grey grew even deeper as the 3pm mark came and went. We tried to stay warm, but eventually lost the battle to the frigid wind. We moved onto some Torrey Valley classics from back in the day, Good Yoga V1, Bad Yoga V4, and Gold's Gym V5-V7ish depending on the start (the classic of which is the V5 start).
|Poho Kanhi V10|
|Bad Yoga V4|
In the quest for great bouldering the conditions are often more temperamental than the rock. We have so much fine stone, but it is all in a place famous for weather.