When the hand fails its master…

Early yesterday, Anthony Tarascio attempted his and Isaac Palatt’s project at Black Mountain, earlier FA’d by Paul Robinson on Thursday. Paul was here for the demonstration comp held at Sender One, a new gym co-owned by Chris Sharma in Santa Ana. One of Anthony’s early attempts on the crux dyno at the lip results in this fall:

howl's moving castle ta1

this is the first move to a narrow mail slot

this is the first move to a narrow mail slot

this is the second move

this is the second move

and here is the gaston that Anthony is reaching on the big second move. the bird is hanging on the match undercling

and here is the gaston that Anthony is reaching on the big second move. the bird is hanging on the match undercling

Paul rated Howl’s Moving Castle v12, sending it on his 3rd go.

here is a better angle showing the mail slot on the first move

here is a better angle showing the mail slot on the first move

This line is probably one of the best steep lines at Black. Awesome find by Isaac and Anthony! Hopefully Anthony will get good conditions again and send soon. Btw, Paul’s send was shot on video which may become part of a bigger project on Black Mountain bouldering. The west face below the lookout is covered with boulders including a fair number of huge boulders, and Alan Moore has returned to help Ian Macintosh finish the bouldering guide… maybe. The Black Mountain guide has been a long-rumored concept for decades, and it’s one of the oldest bouldered areas in socal besides Josh, Rubidoux, Stoney Point, Santee and Mt. Woodson.

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4 Responses to “When the hand fails its master…”

  1. How are the bugs up there? I need to get out and climb soon.

    • the bugs aren’t bad, at least when we were there in the morning. The big flies were biting though. this area is pretty cool with lots of stone.

  2. Beautiful line

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