Last weekend I managed to make one last trip to Bear Mountain. I really wanted to make some drawings for the first draft of the guide, and to do a few problems that I hadn't had the opportunity to try on previous trips. Although I was climbing by myself, I managed to add a few more problems to the mountain, including the really easy (warmup) problems Aunt Sponge (V0-) and Aunt Spiker (V0-), as well as a few more challenging problems (12-Step Program (V4) a problem with a low roof, and The Last Day (V4), a tall arete).
This week, working at home, I finished the first version of the guide to the Bear Mountain boulders. You can view a Google Docs version of the guide (I think) HERE. I hope everyone enjoys the new guide, and uses it to enjoy the climbing at Bear Mountain.
I will try to get a proper PDF version of the guide hosted online as soon as possible.
Before I left Bear Mountain, I wanted to ensure that people could find the Shaman Cave area, which holds a lot of bouldering potential. I cut a new trail from the Tower of Death, past some of Andrew's new problems, over to the Shaman Cave. I flagged it with pink flagging tape, which should make it easy to follow the trail until it gets worn in.
I am hopefully heading to Hasler Bluffs tomorrow, so I'll post again soon. I'm heading out with a posse of the GP climbers, so it should be a LOT of fun! Hopefully I'll get at least one of my projects there wrapped up.