Deep Bush Soloing vs. Tree Branch Soloing

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Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Topic Author's Original Post - Aug 6, 2014 - 11:13am PT
Deep Bush Soloing or DBS is the practice of soloing above a thick bed of bushes in the hopes that the bushes will soften a possible fall.

Tree Branch Soloing (TBS), on the other hand, is purported to be a more narrow definition. Purists of DBS will say these are distinct sports. 'TBS is to DBS, is as aid climbing is to bouldering.'

Some assert that DBS started in Northern California with its deep and lush foliage. Others say the origin story of DBS came from the underthicket approaches endemic to the Escondido regions.

Legendary tree grabs like the Yabo hug on Castle Rock Proper come to mind.

What is your earliest recollection of a bush save from a route or problem?

What classic saves can you recall or heard about?

Water is for wooses!

PsicoBush Comp 2015!!! Sponsors are scoping locations as we speak. The Mallorca of Bush Soloing, ShutEye, is a front runner.

DBS is being looked at by many as a way to end the 'pad lightly' controversy by removing the pad and getting back to pure bouldering and soloing roots. <-- routes, get it!

It's an exciting time for DBS.


I can recall a bouldering fall that landed in the deep pine needle landings of the Eastern Side, but a true living bush save, has eluded me.

Long Live the "Scratchy Catch"!!!
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:15am PT
what about SLS( snow landing soloing) ?
or DSS perhaps? (deep snow soloing)
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2014 - 11:17am PT
whoa whoa whoa! Lets just stay on topic here!

Next thing you know we'll be talking about Drunk Geranium Aid climbing.


:)
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:21am PT
When I was elementary school age I would jump from my roof(+-18ft) into the bushes to test the theory.
It worked.
kaholatingtong

Trad climber
Nevada City
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:22am PT
sorry, ADD acting up again, what can I say. well, the only time trees ever caught me was when I was climbing up them in the first place. My understanding of these landings is they are more psychological protection than anything, but perhaps that's just me, based on the supposed legendary exploits of others ...
snakefoot

climber
Nor Cal
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:29am PT
for some reason, this makes me think of the route crawdaddies in flight (or something like that) at the leap...
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2014 - 11:39am PT
applying the theory to the practice in DBS is a long apprenticeship. Most get out of the game early on.

I mean, do you really know what is below that layer of manzanita?
Captain...or Skully

climber
in the oil patch...Fricken Bakken, that's where
Aug 6, 2014 - 11:46am PT
If you make it through that layer of manzanita, you've got bigger problems to worry about.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
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Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2014 - 12:34pm PT
silver missile yuccas? oh my
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Aug 6, 2014 - 12:56pm PT
It has crossed my mind although not the trees. I'm more of a deep snow soloist myself.
Mungeclimber

Trad climber
Nothing creative to say
Topic Author's Reply - Aug 6, 2014 - 01:56pm PT
Deep Snow is like Deep Bush Soloing, since there are crevasse like features under the first layer.


Probably the worst DBS plant to land in would be Chinquapin.
pb

Sport climber
Sonora Ca
Aug 6, 2014 - 02:15pm PT
I watched my buddy fall backwards into whitethorn. It worked to break his fall, but I didn't try it. The Iceberg was guarded by so much Green-leaf manzanita we felt compelled to retreat through the summit.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:01pm PT
Bushes and trees sound sketchy, now deep powder is another animal.

karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:23pm PT
Snow is easy, DBS is for those willing to push the bounds of what's possible. Only the most epicest among us will DBS.

In fact, I'm going to go find a sweet hedge to fall into right now.
goatboy smellz

climber
लघिमा
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:29pm PT
Do hippy chicks with bushes count?
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Aug 6, 2014 - 04:48pm PT
Every year the number of us that climbed the rotten log on Royal Arches gets fewer. I wonder which we'll run out of first, log climbers or Korean War veterans.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Aug 6, 2014 - 06:41pm PT
I would think poison oak would be the worst.
karodrinker

Trad climber
San Jose, CA
Aug 6, 2014 - 07:43pm PT
Poison oak is a vine, not a bush. Provides virtually no protection from a fall.
Michelle

Social climber
1187 Hunterwasser
Aug 6, 2014 - 08:12pm PT
I should have been more specific, any brush surrounded by the dread po.
neebee

Social climber
calif/texas
Aug 6, 2014 - 09:12pm PT
hey there say, mungeclimber... say, now this was very interesting and different, :)


lots of neat shares here, too, and such...


yep--i'd have to agree, karodrinker... poison oak = not good,
as, my mom sure told me that, ;)

edit:
nice edit, michelle, :)
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