Sunday, February 6, 2011

Northwest Branch- Bloody Buddy

Scared of heights?  If so, Bloody Buddy at Northwest Branch may be just the boulder for you!  To reach it, head down to the Chaos Roof Downstream Slab area, then look for Bloody Buddy just a few feet downstream (see map).  It's a long, low boulder with pretty decent landings, though I did still manage to bruise my heel once when I took a 1 foot fall onto a pointy rock. 

Bloody Buddy boulder (explanation of number symbols here)

1.  With the Famous Thighs (V3):  Start on two crimps, move left to a sidepull in the seam, then back up and right to top out.  See picture below for more detail.

2.  Bloody Buddy (V3):  Not bad if you like traverses...and I do.  Start on the right end of the boulder and move right through slopers and crimps, then make a big move to the "dog dish" hold and top out. 

Closeup view of With the Famous Thighs

No comments:

Post a Comment