Wow, what an awesome day at Big Rock. Upon arrival I went searching for a sport boulder I had heard about on MountainProject.com . When we found the rock it look really good. Great friction, features, and holds. I wanted the new guys to get the first shot at it, so Rex hopped on Kissed by the Sun 5.8 . Jon Went for the second attempt and had a tough time leading it. He came down and worked a route on TR that I sent. It was Praise the Rays 5.8 . After he figured out the crux moves it was smooth sailing to the top. After we all got a climb in on the Helios boulder we moved over to the main wall. Rex and I went for a multi-pitch climb while Jon produced some epic photographs.
Rex looking for something to grab on a bald face. There are very few holds on the lower portion of this climb.
Praise the Rays had a challenging crux move over the bulge. I had to pull off a balancing act with bad smears and small crimps.
Jon pushing over the crux.
This is a shot of Rex and me straight up the Trough 5.5 . All the water water streaks made for a slippery climb. To the left is my friend Marcio from Brazil, belaying up his friend Nate.
The four of us psyched to be he high in the sky.