Crags Season is finally in full swing and things are definitely starting to heat up. The first new route of the year is Tagged 5.11d, a beautiful double arete climb with a good mix of bolts and gear for 100' of awesome technical climbing. Tagged lies on the detached chimney buttress just right of the 'Burley Buttress'. The chimney climb weighs in at 5.9(r) and is a true rediscovered classic left to us by the past generation. Here is a shot of me working the next in line of Crags test pieces, "The Flying Monkey" project... which is anticipated to go at 5.13. This climb features relentless side pulls and smears and culminates in a wild through from the lip of the roof, It's WILD!
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.