*Original Post from January 6, 2014
High Altitude Fitness' lead route setter and coach of our competitive climbing team, Kyle O'Meara, is featured in an awesome video short of the first ascent of a climb named "Crown Jewel" located 20 miles west of South Lake Tahoe, above Phantom Spires. Watch this video and then read the article published by Dead Point Magazine on the discovery of the "5 star boulder"...
One of Tahoe’s finest unclimbed lines, Crown Jewel, was sent by Kyle O’Meara this past summer. It climbs a perfectly clean 30 foot overhanging wall with sustained moves throughout. The boulder sits in a spectacular position perched above the Phantom Spires.
About Time In The Pines:
Over the past few years a select group of hard climbing Tahoe locals have been scouring the area, spending a ton of time under the big pine trees and secretly picking off world class boulder problems. The Time In The Pines series is a tip of the hat to the hard work that the select few have put in.
Produced by: Deep Roots Media & SkyPoint Visuals
Director/DP: Dane Henry
Additional Camera: Sean Haverstock & John Considine
Gimbal Tech/Camera Stabilization: Sean Haverstock
Music: Polish Ambassador - Float With Me
Courtesy of Polish Ambassador