Sunday, November 30, 2008
Friday, November 28, 2008
Saturday, October 25, 2008
This spring Styles and I visited the area in order to map some of the routes for an upcoming area rock climbing guide. After quickly losing interest in roping up for these short climbs we started to notice enormous potential for a very worthy bouldering area. We have had no shortage of new problems on any given trip to 8 mile nor do we ever fail to get shut down and enticed to return. We are putting together a guide for the Shasta area which will be out next spring, until then stop in the shop or drop us an email and we'll try to hook you up with some beta.
Friday, October 3, 2008
Thursday, August 21, 2008
Saturday, August 2, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
The run was classic. Fun, continuous boulder gardens, with some great lines. We had minor carnage on the run with a total of 3 swims and no lost gear. We camped below Superslide and met up with a couple other groups of boaters. It was Johnny Kerns bachelor party, accompanied by Lil' Dave, Lindgren, Jason Hale, and a whole crew from Mammoth. We 15 kayakers camped there all fired up for the next day.
Day 2 was just as good with some more great boulder gardens and fun slides. We took out at the Hwy. 140 bridge around 2pm. The trip was epic and Yosemite is a magnificent place. Enjoy the vid.
Friday, July 25, 2008
Friday, July 11, 2008
Catch a snippet of "The Happening" as Juan Carlos rips the Weed Ca Skate Park.
Shasta Boyz is collaborating with Films By Pumalogy to give you a multi-sport video that represents the endless possibilities of the Shasta area.
Currently we are gathering down hill biking, street and park BMX footage to form the Shasta Biking section of the new video.
Also in the works are first ascents in the Crags. This rock footage is dangerous; only watch it with adult supervision. We will keep you posted!
Asta La Vista
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
There has been a lot of interest in the Crag's lately and we are psyched to be at the forefront of Crags development. We will publishing more route info on Castle Crags and other Shasta local jems, so check in with SBC's site and Alpine Addict for the latest.
Friday, May 23, 2008
Sunday, May 11, 2008
The creek was very fun with clean class IV slides, tea cups, and a interesting crack drop called "Searchucker". After a run on that we were still very hungry to do some creekin'so JPatt and Nathan talked of Dry Meadows Creek. It sounded great with 6 or so waterfalls and a mellow hike in. So we refered to the white water bible and checked out the directions. It could of been because it was so close to 420 or that we just wanted to get on the water real bad, but we drove past Johsondale and put on way to high.
At first we didn't know if we were even in the right drainage but we committed ourselves to a 8+ mile hike out through red ant covered bushes and unknown terrain. JP had done it once but hiked up from the bottom to the tea cups so we were flyin blind. After a mile or so we came upon Camp Whitset where a large amount of construction churned up ton of silt and turn the creek chocolate brown. As we pushed further we found a 10 footer and little did we know that it would be one of the highlights for the day. Since I wasn't confident walking down a drainage we didn't know, in a direction we were some what guessing, I said I thought we should maybe throw in the towel.
JP volunteered to run ahead and check to see where the teacups were downstream. He found the mile section we were supposed to run and since it was near dark we decided just to finish our hike down to the Kern just in time to run the couple miles out in the dark. Apparently there are rapids on the Kern and we ran a pretty big on in the dark named Carson Falls. Probably the most excitement of the day and we finished out the day with great excitement for dry clothes and food.
Waking up the next morning Justin and myself were beat. We got a couple practice runs in but it was clear that we were both pretty beat. Justin beat me by 5 sec and took 23rd, while I was right behind him in 24th. Great event and another adventure for the record books.
The weekend after our wonderful hike, I spoke with Charlie Center and he said he had a adventure lined up for us. I met him at Camp Lotus to check the topos before heading out. It was going to be a long day with 3.6 miles on Fulda creek, 7 miles on the North Fork of the North Fork of the American, and 14 on Giant Gap, dropping over 3500 feet. We began the day getting up at 5:45am meeting the crew (Alex Wolfgram, Ben Wartburg, myself, Justin Patt, Charlie Center, & Chris Zawacki). We started hiking to put in at 7am and started the day with log portages and some fun waterfalls.
To make this story a bit shorter, it took us 7hrs to go the 3 miles on Fulda and reached the North Fork of the North Fork at 2pm. From there we had another large portage and some very serious boat scouting. We got to the Giant Gap put in at 8ish and decided to stash out boats and hike out 2 miles to the road. Justin and I were freezing at an outhouse while Chuck and Ben made the barge to get a ride out. We got back to Coloma around 2am for some quick food and a much needed sleep.
The video has footage from Fulda, Brush, our Dry Meadow Creek hike, and a little footage from the 08' Nordie race...enjoy.
Thursday, March 20, 2008
Welcome folks! From the Shastafari movement we give you a glimpse into our backcountry scene. Our winter started heavy then paused only to resume again this march. Inside the snow storm and in the sun our team set out to test next year's ski mountaineering gear!
Saturday, February 2, 2008
This could have been a first and second decent of this drop but we aren't sure and haven't heard of anyone else getting in there and firing it up. The rest of the run was continuous class IV and III+ with wood, bushes, and barbed wired fences across the river (Landowners out there must not like kayakers). With numerous portages, Justin losing his paddle twice and the last miles of the run going straight through bushes the day was getting late. After finding JP's paddle the second time it was officially dark. We chose to rally in the dark since we were sure we had to be close to the take out. This was some of the most sketchy boating I think we both have ever done. Justin ran into one of the wonderful barbed wire fences in the middle of the dark crossing the river, but lucky didn't get hurt. Both of us were on edge at this point and a little hesitant to keep boating down this river we didn't know in the dark, with bushes, wood and barbed wire fences everywhere. Justin was leading through the bushes after the barb wire incident and once in a clearing the water quickly rushed in a pile of logs across the creek. With no eddies, he got pined underneath the logs and I pined on top of his boat. I held on top the log so I didn't go underneath it but my leg was pined in my kayak by the nose of Justin's boat. After a very long 30 sec. Justin came out flustered and glad to be alive. Once he gathered his head he helped me push my boat up-stream so I was able to get out and climb the log to shore. With both of our boats pinned underneath the logs and the multiple near death experiences, we both decided that once we got our boats out we were hiking out. With some snazzy rope work and lots of tugging, with water up to our necks, we got the boats out and got ready to hike. I was lucky that I brought a head light to hike out but the rain had made the steep hill sides very soft and challenging to climb. Once at the road we saw that we were only a quarter mile from take out so we got a quick ride in the back of a pick up from a local and recapped on the day. It was a great adventure and we were stoked to get in there even though it was such a mission. We got off the river a little after 7pm in time to get some burritos and start the drive home.
You gotta' love the epics...