Thursday, June 11, 2009

Old and New Routes

Steve Weber on Osprey 5.12 a bolt protected 35 meter route.

Upper crux .

Warm up wall , there are 8 pitches here all trad from 5.8 to 5.11.

Weber on Crackatowa 5.10

All photos by Will Nazarian

Right side

Mai Hyman on his route Double Eagel 5.11 all trad 35 meters.

Gabe Coler is warming up on Raven's Roost 5.10 all trad 35 meters.

all photos by Will Nazarian


Saturday, June 6, 2009

Season Starters

This is Wavy Gravy 5.10 on the left side of Wren' wall

Nice lip encounter on pockets protected by small cams.

Some locals at the lake.

Entering the splitter section of Wren's roof .

R.P.'s protect this improbable crux on crimps to a
crack system up to another roof encounter.

Rowan relaxing .

photos by Tyler Adams

Wednesday, May 13, 2009


Some of the most striking columns that I have ever seen. Garni gorge is a unique spot in a historic land. With lots of potential for first ascents.

This pitch had been aided and had a single bolt on top, it was a sweet 5.10 column for nearly 35 meters.

Armenians are know for there generosity and these folks invited us to share their Barbecue.

Rainy weather gave us time to explore Republic square in Yerevan the capital of Armenia.

Mhkitar had a group of friends assemble, for a trip to check out a limestone canyon about two hours from Yerevan.

Noravanq Monestary is at the top of the canyon and a major historical landmark. There are ruins here from the 9th century.

There are 3 climbs to the top of the pillar.
They are bolted and have rap rings on top.

photo by Mkrtich Nazaryan

Mkhitar Mkhitaryan leading Vahe Kosakyan belaying on the second of a three pitch 5.10d.

photo M.N.

There is lots of potential for 2 and 3 pitch moderate routes here .With sun or shade options on the canyon walls.

photo M.N.

Having tea , and apricots in the Noravanq cabin.

young guys making Armenian coffee and sweetbread in the cave cafe.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Bouldering at the BoneYard

Nice problem with pockets and edges

Cold day grey and still wet from all the rain nice getting a few shots of the Rim Rock.