Monday, November 15, 2010

Off to Asia

I'm on my way to visit Brenna and hang out in Busan, South Korea. I've heard about a lot of great bouldering here and I'm looking forward to seeing it for myself. I also plan on checking out some climbing gyms and doing a bit of training before the winter season. On my last weekend in Tahoe I took my friend Alex Savage out climbing while he was in route to Yosemite. We did a warm up day at the Ronin Boulder where we repeated some of the awesome lines there. I did the first ascent of the sit start to Hidden Dragon v7. It basically climbs Secret Weapon but finishes sooner with a equally desperate exit. I called it Double Dragon and is maybe v11. Another great addition to this area. The next day Alex won the prize when I took him to Noah's rad Tahoe classic Ground Control v11. Alex did the second ascent in about 6 tries. It was really awesome to watch it get done in person. Check out the video to watch Alex do this rad climb.

Ground Control V11 from Savage Climbing on Vimeo.


  1. Yo Jesse I am from NOLA and now live in Japan. Bobby K. told me to look you up. I am developing an area here that has many,many large granite boulders with a Japanese friend. We have 40 to 50 boulders with problems and hundreds more to go ranging from V0 to V-hard plus. If you find yourself in Japan holla at me.

  2. will do Eddie, I'm on a tight budget so I most likely won't make it. I wish I could though, Japan looks truely rad and not just the bouldering. Tear it up man!