Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Today was another gorgeous day at Bataan. J.D., Todd, Zak and myself tried our skills on a new route left of Skylounge. Nobody knows the name so we called it Simons route, a real nice addition to the upper Bataan area and probably a classic for the grade. After a few meters you enter a juggy and fun overhanging section to a good rest, from there straight into the crux, a sick long move (check the pictures of Zak, and he is not the smallest guy in town) off a bad side crimp. After that a few long moves with initially bad feet to an easier section and a well deserved rest, before the technical crux at the last bolt. And that's all for sale at 13a, isn't this a great deal! Later that day I climbed the linkup from the bolt below the crux into Skylounge, I belive a better route then the original start to the Skylounge and a letter grade harder. Both routes a highly recommended.