Friday, October 9, 2015

Brief Update... on Frank Slide, of course!

Since the dust settled after the Tour de Frank, boulderers have continued to roam the Slide.  Stephan and Aletha have been getting a huge fall season in at the Slide, and the numbers of problems they have worked through is impressive.  Kyle, Mark, and Josh were out in the Heart of Frank Sector last weekend, and put up a handful of new lines, including a new V4 highball (!) by Josh (as yet unnamed).  People should be heading out to the Pass this weekend for some bouldering, so I'm sure projects will get sent!

On October 17th, the 6th Annual Butte Bouldering Bash will take place in the Batholith outside Butte, Montana.  I'm hoping to head down to the granite boulders there for a couple days of bouldering.  Hopefully the weather is good!  You can check out the details HERE.

Finally, due to the continued sendage at the Slide, the un-opened problems that were included on the original 'List of Missing Problems' continues to shrink.  Here is the original list (with the nine additional lines that expand it to 50 problems), with annotations showing the problems that have been sent.  Enjoy!

1. Rumrunner Arete (V5, FA by me, August 2015)
2. Floodwater*
3. Mark of the Beast*
4. In Karst We Trust (V2, FA by JB, which means it is likely a sandbag... )
5. The King in the North (V8, FA by JB, originally called the Wizard Prow Project)
6. Nautilus (V6), FA by Mark D.  Fun compression.
7. March of Time (V9, FA by JB, I've tried it, its brutally hard!)
8. Leviathan (V9+ish, FA by JB, originally called the Seaworld Arete Project)
9. Blessings In Disguise (V8), FA by Josh B.  Originally called the Black Slot Project.
10. Hang 'Em High (V6ish, FA by me, highball that can likely be linked into Wild West)
11. Derailed (V10, FA by JB.  Tough!)
12. Junk Arete* (not sure if this will go anymore after breakage)
13. House Super-Project* (maybe impossible)
14. Apollo 11 (V10, FA by JB, Frank's hardest dyno!)
15. Giant Left
16. Giant Right
17. Baby Giant
18. The Shield (V9+, FA by JB: July 19 2014, big moves, lots of compression)
19. Sunny Corner
20. Fully Fed (V7, FA by JB: July 20 2104, slopey extension to Feed the Need)
21. Evan's Cave
22. The Right Right (V8, FA: July 13 2014. Powerful and subtle with a solid heel hook)
23. Split Left (V9, FA: July 2013 by Morgan D. Powerful moves on edges)
24. Explosive Relaxation (V5), Sept. 2015, by Evan E. The original Split Boulder Prow is probably impossible...
25. Seventy Arete*
26. The Ice Cave (V7, FA: April 21 2014. Amazingly subtle movement on edges and pinches.)
27. Zombotron (V7, first ascent since break by JB)
28. Lupa (V5, FA by JB, but looks really morpho, and much harder for shorter people)
29. White Bulge
30. Beaver Prow
31. Dan's Project*
32. Flying Squirrel* (JB did an easier version of this line)
33. The Bolshevik (V8, FA by JB, has a handful of VERY stout moves)
34. Long Wall Center (done by Mark and Kyle, not sure of the name)
35. Long Wall Right (this was done by Mark and Kyle, I think, not sure of the name)
36. Zeus Cube Right
37. Zeus Cube Left
38. The Blessing (V7, FA: July 13 2014. Great slopers with techy footwork)
39. Sherlock (V7, FA: April 30 2014. Funky prow problem with techy movement)  
40. Graveyard Shift (V6, FA: June 15 2014. Tricky sequential moves on flat edges)
41. The Disease (V5, FA by Evan, I think)

42. The Vanishing
43. White Scar Face
44. Swan Song Project
45. Salty Wind Slab
46. No-Pocket Slab
47. PAL Project
48. Ranch Boulder Projects
49. Stampede Project
50. Trail of Broken Dreams

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