Last summer, several people told me that there was some good bouldering down in Monument Cove, so I thought I'd go check it out. My wife and I went down to the ledges on the right side of the cove (from the road), and right away I spotted a super fun V1 problem. It was a moderately over-hanging traverse with everything from knee drops to hand jams to lay backs. This V1 problem also can be extended for another 100' of traversing along the V0+ ledge. My wife and I went down there to play throughout the summer, and returned today, but we've never seen any signs that anyone else boulders here (unlike the regularly used left side of the cove that is covered with chalk marks). I was wondering if anyone else has been bouldering on the right side of the cove, and if these routes are known? If not, I would highly recommend the V1 problem and traverse to any beginner climber in the area.
A video clip of me on the V1 problem: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bfzoAIs_3KQ
Watching the waves crash
The V1 problem traverses the crack from right to left, and then exits up the chimney.
A side view of the problem showing the moderate overhang.
Me giving a whole new meaning to sit-start
Playing on the first bit of the V1 problem
Continuing along the V0+ traverse
Me very happy that I was finally able to link up the V1 problem and the V0+ traverse (a little project of mine)
Melyssa wants to see me do at least a V5 before she's impressed
A panorama of the traverse. It starts with the V1 problem on the far right of the image, and continues all along the face to the far left of the image.