I'm always saying this, but as we've been wandering a bit more each year, we continue to find what seems like endless amounts of rock in the Fields. This year, the focus has primarily been on the areas in the eastern Fields. Last year, we started to travel out past Cave Dweller and were rewarded with some incredible lines/ areas (Serenity, Flowmotion, Danger Aretes, Dirt Burglar to name a few). We quickly realized this year that we had barely scratched the surface with last year's explorations.
For a good chunk of this season, we've been adding tons of lines in all directions in the eastern Fields and it's impossible right now for us to keep up with all the rock. We actually haven't even had a chance to find the end of the Fields to the south! I think what we've got going on in this part of the Fields will likely keep us busy for at least a couple more years, and this is only one of several untapped areas yet to be developed! As a guidebook author this is a bittersweet diagnosis. More problems and quality areas is great for the book, however, it's a TON more work and means the book is again going to take longer to get out as I wait for things to slow down even a little bit in the Fields. In then end, it's a pretty nice problem to have!
Here are some pics and videos of recent excursions...
Loic on the "A Room With a View" Project (Likely V10)
Me on the exit moves of "A Room With a View"
Jay on a great, new, overhanging fin project
Ryan on a fun face boulder we scrubbed up
A few of the lines on the face boulder Ryan and I scrubbed...
I can't remember for sure, but this one was about V4?
A silky smooth V0
Another fun face line
Me on End of the Line- V9 (a recent FA at the eastern edge of the Fields)
Me displaying horrible footwork and camerawork on the FA of a cool, compressiony V6-ish beside End of the Line
And the gals are getting after it on an awesome, new V6-ish face line below Dominator called "Masterbeta." Jess has been putting in terrific effort on this one and Staci has also become smitten with it.
Staci on Masterbeta
As always, if you'd like any info on Okanagan bouldering, feel free to email me (Andy) at email@example.com