A while back I put up a post about "The Big 5" as of yesterday the 5 is now 6. Here is the list. Finish the list and you will be the Second on the "Best of the Midwest" List, Jim Merli being the first. He has not done all the problems on this list but has done 4 of the Big 6 (Ameture FA, Left of Lloyds, This Sporting Life FA, Exodus)
The Big 6 (in order of stars and my opinion)
(V12/B3) The Raven
(V11) Left of Lloyds
(V12)This Sporting Life
1 left and it is the hardest, Jim Merli's "Amateur" (v12/13 in my opinion). Jim and I are headed up to Sawmill next week, should be interesting. Amateur is a horrendously sharp boulder problem revolving around a one armer off a small seem crimp to another small seem crimp that is followed by a long lock off. Jim Merli makes it look v2, I have spent 5 or 6 days trying it already but could not complete the second or third (or dead hang the position after being power spotted). It is incredibly hard, not my style, and a fantastic test for me as a climber.
Ready..set..split tips AND BITCHING!
I plan on shooting some video of the area. I believe it is the best bouldering are in the Midwest (even if it is a bit sharp). Jim and I will be snow shoeing in and shoveling on Saturday.
More info later. I am still beaming after yesterday. WOW.