After climbing and bouldering in Central Oregon (see previous trip report) for a year (2006), I followed Hosh Miagi to his home in LA for about a month in 2007. While there, we settled in to the Herculean task of a 'one day off/one day on' bouldering lifestyle. Exhausting. But fun. AND it enabled me to be introduced to the highway sided climbing mecca that is Stoney Point!
Here is the preview video aka 'the end of season one/season two teaser' which features Hosh attempting, and then sticking, Leaping Lizards (V3) on Boulder 1. Nice catch!
After the trip was over, we hightailed it back north to our hometown in Central Oregon and put together the new season of FCMM - thats right comrades - Season Two: Stoney Point!
Episode One "Keeping It Smooth" is an homage to our FAVORITE THING (at the time), namely, Yacht Rock (which you can find at Channel 101 and Youtube - genius! This video features footage from Boulder 1 (and the rocks behind it) and Turlock.
Episode Two "Shelter" features the HC band of the same name (a long time fav of the FCMM crew). Watch as Hosh owns the classic Three Pigs (V0) on Boulder 1 before we head to the backside for a sloping low traverse. Anyone know what it is?!?
Episode Three "Hosh Miagi" focuses -duh- on Hosh as he takes a HUGE fall off the lip of Crowd Pleaser (V2) on Turlock. Intercut with him working Leaping Lizards (V3) on Boulder 1.
Episode Four "Rain" finds us getting the send as the drizzle drizzles - out on the backside on that unnamed low sloping traverse problem - anyone know this one?!?
Episode Six "Move It" has MFSB -yours truly- hunting out a problem W-A-Y out past the train tracks (is there anything actually established out there?!?) before heading over to Turlock for a short traverse and then ending on Maggie's Traverse (V1) up in Nabisco Canyon.
Episode Seven "Chess" is amalgamated out of all the above footage but focuses on the philosophy I have about climbing - agree? Disagree? Make friends. Go climb. Enjoy your life.
Episode Eight "The Grand Traverse" shows the entire Maggie's Traverse (V1) from Nabisco Canyon. At first the struggle to get this in one go was HUGE! Then it became the warmup problem, then it became the lap problem, then it became the do it reverse problem, then the 'up-and-back' loop problem. Where will it go from here?!?
Hope you enjoy seeing some of your favorite Stoney-isms! Thanks for watching. I look forward to seeing your videos and footage soon - cheers!