Sunday, April 27, 2014

April Ascents

House of Cards from Matt G on Vimeo.

Acheron SDS - Second Ascent from Blake McCord on Vimeo.

      The gate to Woody Mountain road swung open a few weeks early this year, with great weather and perfect temps the psyche has been high. New lines are going up and old ones are being repeated. Check out this awesome video by Blake McCord of Thomas Maxson taking down the 2nd ascent of one of Choss Roof's best lines, Acheron sds.
      Last week I managed to put up a nice roof in the Fernow Draw below BVB Roof, dubbed House of Cards V10. The start requires a powerful pull off a double undercling crimp to a large flat edge, then classic roof climbing through big crimps, tricky lip encounter and then a nice easy highball top out.


  1. I scoped that House of Cards line for a few sessions probably 10 or 11 years ago. Nobody had not done BVB roof yet so we were preoccupied. Nice job, I recall it looked cool.

  2. Thanks rgod! It's a good line but a step down from BVB roof in quality. There was still chalk on all the holds of house of cards, I think Davis scoped it 4 or 5 years ago also.