Ambassador Charlie Barrett Completes FA of Unnamed V10 in the Tuolumne Meadows Area


The boulders below Drug Dome are big; some are really big. A few of my friends and I have been lucky enough to be the first to climb some of the harder, bigger lines there. The first thing we climbed on was this amazing V7 called “For The Glory,” one of the best step lines in the Tuolumne area. We quickly started to realize the potential for more difficult lines in the area. Some of my best and most challenging first ascents have been in the Tuolumne area. Lines like “Old English,” a 25-foot tall V11 and “Shake Hands With Beef,” V12 are being raved about as some of the best in the country. So, as we started to feel the area was becoming tapped out, my friend Creg reminded me of this horizontal prow, a bit distant from the main area. We walked over to it one day, started cleaning it and next thing you know, another hard, steep and amazing boulder problem had been established. I still haven’t thought of a name for it since we have done so many new lines, to think of that many names is difficult. The climbing involves steep, powerful squeezing moves on a horizontal roof with a very sloped away landing. If you blow the last big move, you will tumble a good ways down the hill.
-Charlie

Charlie Barrett Bouldering Old English, V11
Old English, V11
Shake Hands with Beef, V12
Shake Hands with Beef, V12

 

 

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