Most overhanging piece of rock (that isn't a Boulder Problem) in the park. Mainly dry in the rain. A few routes are on it with a few variations of these routes
Above Birthday Rocks. Go to the top of Birthday Crack and look behind you, can't miss it. TR is difficult to set, there are some pieces in a boulder leaning up against the tower on the back side and some more way back on a short wall.
Has this area been named before? I named it after Vinny's clay hold company for shameless promotion. There are two rusty bolts sans hangers and one rusty piton near the bottom but they look like they were for aid practice.
Nice, there are a number of classic mini routes; that is routes that are definately in the great and greatly missed Bachar zone 2-3. There is one that definately deserves more attention, the Best Bulge 5.12, put up by Eric Z in between horse rampart and squirrel tower(?). Steep and cool! Keep up the hunting and keep gettin' after it boys!
By Jay Knower Administrator From: Plymouth, NH Dec 8, 2009
While the name may not be classy, it is the only moniker I have ever heard attached to this formation. I have decided to use the name for historical purposes. If some old-schoolers have heard it called by a different name, please post up.
Jay, I find the name "The Dick" degrading and offensive to men. Please change it.
If I can't call some FIB a "pussy" on MP how can we, as gentleman, call this "The Dick". How uncouth!
By Chris treggE Administrator From: Madison, WI Apr 25, 2011
Nick, you always have to be 'that guy', don't you. Funny. Shall I change it to the Phallus in the Talus? That was pretty damn funny.
Pretty sure Jay is out climbing his latest 5.14 project unlike the rest of us wanking on line.
PS. As your doomsday approaches, we should come up with a time you and Riley come over and the girls can talk baby stuff, and we can throw a few back and load your purple jeep up with baby schwag that we'll (hopefully) never need again.
Doomsday?!?!? I'm pretty excited. I'm told it's a "magical" day, not a doomsday. Only a few years until she will be able to belay!
By Chris treggE Administrator From: Madison, WI Apr 26, 2011
Might have been magical if I could remember any of it. Always happens at like 3am. I tried to sleep through the first one, then I hear this voice in my dream, "Hun are you going to just sleep right through this!??!" Turns out it was not a voice from my dream...
You are correct about the belay slave though. Can't wait for that.