The season started off strong with Levi putting down The Viking project at the Hideout. The dyno version of The Viking still is a project and will likely clock in around v11. Here is Levi coming close on the dyno and a link to Dylan's post with some nice photos and a video of The Viking send. The Viking probably goes around v9.
After a tour of the Opium Den we quickly realized the potential for a larger concentration of problems that exist there and quickly got to work. One problem in particular caught my eye and after upwards of 8 sessions Levi finally pieced together Cosmic Damage which I returned to roughly a week later and got the 2nd ascent. I think it should be around a v9, maybe harder.
Around the same time of the Opium Den revival we looked at an otherwise forgotten boulder that sits halfway in a creek and immediately saw a number of high quality hard problems. The Nice House boulder is located off Granite Creek shortly after the G+G wall which hangs over the road. Please park off the road completely so as not to get your car totaled by any number of gun toting, redneck bumpkins hauling ass down this dusty road. The boulder currently has two completed lines but holds three more problems that will easily be v10+. Swamp Donkey located on the far right of the block and is a really nice moderate that starts over the water and continues up a sloping rail. We spent a few hours one hot summer day making an actual landing for it and hopefully it will stay through the winter and beyond. In addition to the Nice House boulder there is another nice boulder located to the left once over the river through some thick forest and a couple minutes hike. The Bog boulder is a slightly overhanging face with a couple good warmups and two v6/v7s in the middle. Rhodesian Jungle (probably v8 but now broken v6/7) started left hand on a crimp rail and right hand low but after breakage makes a match possible and the problem a little easier. Poundtown starts right hand in the two finger pocket and continues straight up on small dimples which could use a low start.
After numerous sessions and tons of different beta I finished Swamp Donkey in a surprising one-try effort after deciding not to climb that day.
Lastly, while out shooting, Dylan rediscovered a swath of stone that looks like it will produce some gems. Yesterday, Levi and I put up Haters Gonna Hate, a likely v7, and Dylan got out today to clean up the third ascent. While Dylan slam dunked the the post-crux hold I rattled off some photos.