The Burdo Zone


Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Summer is coming...

This weekend, temps are forecast near 80 in Mazama. Climb early for best conditions, then loll about the abundant watercourses to cool off before an evening session (it is light until after 9PM).

Prime Rib should be in well, Prime condition (usually there are cooling breezes in PM), but unfortunately Restless Natives looks to be wet for another few weeks. Gate Creek is roaring full, so while Fire Wall will be excellent, the crossing over to Rough Cut is blocked by a wall of whiteness. Hopefully, the limestone sector at Prospector should be largely dry. I will be making an effort to replace the ratty fixed lines on Prospector accessing the far right (South) side.

Thanks to Jerry Daniels for adding a bolt to the crux of "the Butler Did It" 11b at Prospector, rendering it safe. Don't forget to try my retro-fitted "Two Bolts Or Not 10b" at Fun which is now ten bolts and STILL 10b, When in doubt, bring extra draws, as bolts have been added to a few other routes as well (see earlier updates).

I have been prepping some new offerings, and look forward to sharing some exciting new areas as the season progresses. Sport, Trad, Hybrid (mixed) and bouldering...stay tuned!