Black Mountain (CA)
3.4
9 496
ASCENTS
3 %
OS RATE
2 067
ROUTES IN DB
9 496
ASCENTS
3 %
OS RATE
2 067
ROUTES IN DB
Name Style Route Comment Properties Date
Date
Saddle Traverse (6B) Pump simulator lip trav, great
26 May 2024
Pump simulator lip trav, great
Cracker Boy (7A+) A unique holdset on the mountain for sure.
26 May 2024
A unique holdset on the mountain for sure.
Salsa Verde stand (7A+) Dabby but fun
25 May 2024
Dabby but fun
Soulsnatch (7B+) Really fun and a little committing
25 May 2024
Really fun and a little committing
Der Kapitän (8A) late season harvests … mantel is rp crux if ur tall so don’t sleep lol … thought i almost flashed, flailed for a while w bad beta, then did it as window was closing w correct method … that’s bouldering for ya! #mkgee
24 May 2024
late season harvests … mantel is rp crux if ur tall so don’t sleep lol … thought i almost flashed, flailed for a while w bad beta, then did it as window was closing w correct method … that’s bouldering for ya! #mkgee
Overtoasted (4C) Someone's gotta put up the v0's. Slab 30 feet uphill from Neolithic Thirst Trap. Start on ramp and mantle using arete and lone xeno on the face.
24 May 2024
Someone's gotta put up the v0's. Slab 30 feet uphill from Neolithic Thirst Trap. Start on ramp and mantle using arete and lone xeno on the face.
Diamond Zen (5B) Amazing
22 May 2024
Amazing
Twilight of the Idols (7C+) Beautiful boulder. Slimy topout on a hot day
21 May 2024
Beautiful boulder. Slimy topout on a hot day
Shoot the Moon (7C+) My first boulder at Black, such a sick place
21 May 2024
My first boulder at Black, such a sick place
Unnamed Bulge (6A) #9 pg 62. Man I have a tough time giving things 1 star, and I don't even know if I am capable of 0 starts. Anyway, for a star pile this is more enjoyable than I expected. Its got some features, and I could see someone liking this. Almost forgot to log this. I like watchings Drews reaction as Kody and I keep doing these insane climbs lolol.
18 May 2024
#9 pg 62. Man I have a tough time giving things 1 star, and I don't even know if I am capable of 0 starts. Anyway, for a star pile this is more enjoyable than I expected. Its got some features, and I could see someone liking this. Almost forgot to log this. I like watchings Drews reaction as Kody and I keep doing these insane climbs lolol.
Tia's Slab (6C) I'm so bad at grading. Oh well. That's Kodys problem. Which is actually kind of my problem because I am looking forward to trundling the mountain with you getting volume like no one has ever seen! Anyway this climb is decent. Drew broke two holds on this as well... actually when examining the book closer, either we did NOT do "Tia's Slab" or the bubble for climb #47 on pg 77 (photo less climb on 82) is incorrectly placed. The climb we did was on the same boulder as Kindered Spirits. Getting closer to sticking the jump on Sans!!! Stoked for the road to open and start evening sessions. I am physically incapable of resting all day If there be rocks.
18 May 2024
I'm so bad at grading. Oh well. That's Kodys problem. Which is actually kind of my problem because I am looking forward to trundling the mountain with you getting volume like no one has ever seen! Anyway this climb is decent. Drew broke two holds on this as well... actually when examining the book closer, either we did NOT do "Tia's Slab" or the bubble for climb #47 on pg 77 (photo less climb on 82) is incorrectly placed. The climb we did was on the same boulder as Kindered Spirits. Getting closer to sticking the jump on Sans!!! Stoked for the road to open and start evening sessions. I am physically incapable of resting all day If there be rocks.
Cross Stitch (6C) Giving this the upgrade for sure. Took 5 of use a bit to find workable beta. I was able to actualize a right hand near the top by simply pretending hard enough. Drew just used his lank. Kody proving you can Bang-On on a slab and hold your breath the whole while. Shoutout the whole crew today: Drew, Me, Kody, Katie Bae, Foley, Carole, Nate and Katherine. Thank you for another memorable Black Mountain experience. Katie Bae I'm so sorry I didn't fix the crease in the pad when I though of it.. I would have saved you so much pain and hassle. Curious what beta you used Kevin. 12 O'clock still hard as nails... plus drew ripped off a hold lol. Good spot Kody. We have the beta though it will go!
18 May 2024
Giving this the upgrade for sure. Took 5 of use a bit to find workable beta. I was able to actualize a right hand near the top by simply pretending hard enough. Drew just used his lank. Kody proving you can Bang-On on a slab and hold your breath the whole while. Shoutout the whole crew today: Drew, Me, Kody, Katie Bae, Foley, Carole, Nate and Katherine. Thank you for another memorable Black Mountain experience. Katie Bae I'm so sorry I didn't fix the crease in the pad when I though of it.. I would have saved you so much pain and hassle. Curious what beta you used Kevin. 12 O'clock still hard as nails... plus drew ripped off a hold lol. Good spot Kody. We have the beta though it will go!
Chillin' like Bob Dylan (6C) Kinda disappointed by this one, especially after thinking I did it last week. It's okay and movement was decent once Kody sprayed me down. Before being sprayed I was trying to just campus with presses if you can imagine how ridiculous that looks. Feels forced and cutting left is way more intuitive - when you have a honking knob that honk-able you use it to the fullest. At least my feet are hot.
18 May 2024
Kinda disappointed by this one, especially after thinking I did it last week. It's okay and movement was decent once Kody sprayed me down. Before being sprayed I was trying to just campus with presses if you can imagine how ridiculous that looks. Feels forced and cutting left is way more intuitive - when you have a honking knob that honk-able you use it to the fullest. At least my feet are hot.
Unnamed Face (6B) #20 pg 64. Yes another V4 "Unnamed Face". This is WHY boulders should never be left unnamed and why I have no qualms with people just creating names, even if they are NOT the FA. Sorry 8a for adding more clutter to your system, but you really should make a better way to distinguish climbs like this. ESPECIALLY ones that have a guidebook entry. I will try to always indicate what problem from the guide,. Anyway enough ranting. This climb starts decently: it is a pad stack / jump but it has a good starting hold which is accompanied by these cool pods as feet. Once you get up there you just use your lank to grab a friable crimp removing any semblance of aesthetic climbing.,
18 May 2024
#20 pg 64. Yes another V4 "Unnamed Face". This is WHY boulders should never be left unnamed and why I have no qualms with people just creating names, even if they are NOT the FA. Sorry 8a for adding more clutter to your system, but you really should make a better way to distinguish climbs like this. ESPECIALLY ones that have a guidebook entry. I will try to always indicate what problem from the guide,. Anyway enough ranting. This climb starts decently: it is a pad stack / jump but it has a good starting hold which is accompanied by these cool pods as feet. Once you get up there you just use your lank to grab a friable crimp removing any semblance of aesthetic climbing.,
Unnamed Face (6B) #15 pg 63. A jump, a campus, a casual mantle? Its okay. Nothing to write home about. Today turning into quite a fun chillax day. Bishop crew brining a lot of enjoyable psyche. Rare to find people who can just enjoy climbing, especially uninspiring lines that Kody and I keep doing lol. Hope everyone had an amazing trip!
18 May 2024
#15 pg 63. A jump, a campus, a casual mantle? Its okay. Nothing to write home about. Today turning into quite a fun chillax day. Bishop crew brining a lot of enjoyable psyche. Rare to find people who can just enjoy climbing, especially uninspiring lines that Kody and I keep doing lol. Hope everyone had an amazing trip!
Unnamed Face (6B) #14 pg 63. I did this in a un-ideal way, but it showed off my high step ability. This gets its 3rd star bc you can top out following that amazing feature even though it's only class 4 up there.
18 May 2024
#14 pg 63. I did this in a un-ideal way, but it showed off my high step ability. This gets its 3rd star bc you can top out following that amazing feature even though it's only class 4 up there.
peeping thomas (6B) Actually pretty good. The mantle shelf is at such an enjoyable angle. I do prefer a stiffer mantle myself, but that doesn't make me appreciate this one any less. First move was also enjoyable. Perfect crimp for the left hand an a righteous imaginary hold for the right. Let the obscure rampage BEGIN. So good seeing Kody after all this time!
18 May 2024
Actually pretty good. The mantle shelf is at such an enjoyable angle. I do prefer a stiffer mantle myself, but that doesn't make me appreciate this one any less. First move was also enjoyable. Perfect crimp for the left hand an a righteous imaginary hold for the right. Let the obscure rampage BEGIN. So good seeing Kody after all this time!
Unnamed Face (5C) #25 pg 64. That was quite the uncomfortable assembly but honestly it went rather well. Very glad. It makes more sense why Kody was walking towards me in retrospect lol. Anyway, this climb is quite good. A bit annoying at the beginning, but jugs virtually the whole way. The bad landing makes it real, real fast. Loved that I didn't expect the cross, but well, I crossed. Chefs kiss. A worthwhile highball indeed. Drew did not need to cross.
18 May 2024
#25 pg 64. That was quite the uncomfortable assembly but honestly it went rather well. Very glad. It makes more sense why Kody was walking towards me in retrospect lol. Anyway, this climb is quite good. A bit annoying at the beginning, but jugs virtually the whole way. The bad landing makes it real, real fast. Loved that I didn't expect the cross, but well, I crossed. Chefs kiss. A worthwhile highball indeed. Drew did not need to cross.