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Title: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: JoeC on September 05, 2011, 06:56:59 pm
There is tons of potential up high in the presidentials.  Ive been up to king ravine and was not happy i left my pad in the car.  Id like to start developing alpine bouldering up there probably next summer.  Whos got beta?
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: strandman on September 06, 2011, 09:13:29 am
You should go up NOW

Problems up to V11 so far......
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: JoeC on September 06, 2011, 05:03:16 pm
Beta?
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: strandman on September 06, 2011, 07:12:23 pm
'm not sure- I think Jamie C has some info, but it's been pretty quite

Also the Weetamoo boulder at Chocura is cool
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: JoeC on September 06, 2011, 07:25:08 pm
How are the fall temps up there?
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: DWT on September 06, 2011, 07:51:12 pm
How are the fall temps up there?

Bring a puffy. 
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: JoeC on September 06, 2011, 07:54:06 pm
Thats what I figured.  I was just up there last week, first time in alpine land.
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: KaiT on September 06, 2011, 09:07:06 pm
To what extent does this alpine bouldering involve leaving the trails? I'm assuming it has to and that brings up the issue of trampled vegetation at the base of those boulders. I'd hate for this to happen.
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: JoeC on September 06, 2011, 10:36:40 pm
That is a concern.  When exploring king ravine you need to stay on the boulders.  Pretty much the whole floor is boulders.
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: KaiT on September 07, 2011, 09:30:52 am
You're right King Ravine might not be a problem. But I have seen potential on the ridge line of the Predidentials that would cause lots of impact if bouldered.

Kai
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: strandman on September 07, 2011, 09:50:00 am
I see an argument coming........
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: JoeC on September 07, 2011, 11:33:44 am
I see one too.  It is possible to minimize impact while bouldering however.
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: JoeC on September 07, 2011, 11:37:13 am
Who is Jamie C?
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: Jeff on September 07, 2011, 04:35:51 pm
Jamie Cunningham--Often posts on here as Smartpig
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: strandman on September 07, 2011, 07:32:05 pm
We don't want any alpine intrusions like railroads or huts or............................

Don't get me started on this shit - these are eyesores and bullshit- nothing less


Ican'tput some flagtape up for a a pproach toa 600' cliff 'cause it;s a "wilderness" ..but I can spend $70 to stay in fucking hut...
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: JoeC on September 17, 2011, 08:31:41 pm
Does anyone have any pictures fo problems they have done up there?
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: mrlapointe on October 13, 2011, 12:24:17 pm
at 70 a day its a deal.  At night you can crawl into to your plywood bunk and get to sniff the dreads of the yuppy hippy above you.  And listen to the soothing sounds of parents yelling at their children who dont want to be there.  Ah nature
Title: Re: Alpine Bouldering
Post by: eyebolter on October 13, 2011, 06:52:14 pm
There is tons of potential up high in the presidentials.  Ive been up to king ravine and was not happy i left my pad in the car.  Id like to start developing alpine bouldering up there probably next summer.  Whos got beta?

Greg Shiloski who now lives in Connecticut bouldered up there, check nebouldering.com.