Saturday, May 31, 2008
Cat running a lap on the TJ problem. Andrew on Double Arete Matt on Double Arete Andrew looking concerned on Double Arete. Matt pressing it out HARD on Free Hang. Horray CLIMBING!
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
Monday, May 26, 2008
Bec sent "The Kind" after working out some beta and a committing toss for the top. Nice job Bec! K-Diggity also worked the problem quite a bit (between finger warming rests) but unfortunately did not send. This may sound like a selfish take... but WE GET TO GO BACK SOON!!!!
Chaos canyon will probably be snowed in WELL into July. However, the Emerald Lake lines are prime and ready to go!
There was a large crew at The Kind boulder on Sunday, but the lesser-traveled lines were crowd free and ready for sending! Matt Chiabotti was psyched to avoid the line for and get some climbing in on this unnamed* problem. (*PLEASE correct me if you know)
Saturday, May 24, 2008
- Deep Fried Mac & Cheese!
- Me, pushing over a big boulder. Who's a tough guy? I'm a tough guy!
- 1 box of Twinkies, 5 people, no leftovers!
- Rich demonstrating his high ball slab climbing technique. Very interesting. Seems like it would have been easier without all the shaking and fear in his eyes. But hey, whatever gets you to the top!
- Chicken Finger Breakfast!
- Proof positive that getting a new Organic pad will immediately bump your bouldering a V-grade. Guaranteed!
- Something so creepy and disturbing that I can't think about it without laughing uncontrollably. Apparently this isn't a normal reaction. I love Wyoming!
- American style sandwich!
- Rad Co Op climbing gym in downtown Laramie!
Building Blocks is one of the most classic problems I've ever seen. A pure power problem that involves big moves between good holds. I know a lot of strong climbers who had quite the time with it. More importantly, Steph would never be able to do it. It also has cobbles that stick out of the rock to form the coolest holds. Unfortunately, much like the trail of Zacarias Moussaoui and the underground tunnels at Disneyland, there were no cameras capturing this wicked send. Below are several artists renderings that were compiled.Side note: There was some accusations thrown out regarding me misleading people about how far away Vedauwoo is. Since Rich is honest and dependable, I had him keep time starting at RJ1. We ran into some construction that slowed us down. However, it was 1hr 50min to get to Laramie and 1hr 45min to get back to Denver. Its about an additional 15min drive all the way into Laramie. So, you can subtract about 15min from that if you're just going to Vedauwoo.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Wednesday, May 21, 2008
Now if we can just get him to carry that mondo into Evans we're all set. Rich spent a couple burns on Squirming Coil. Unfortunately his ankle was still way sore from all the attempts over the weekend. Fresh skin / body and some cool temps and he will be able to cross this thing off.
Kristen working the lower moves of Scarface. She was making good progress, but the conditions were just not right for sending. Cat has the bottom part of this problem ABSOLUTELY WIRED. She consistently stuck the left hand sloper/lip feature and was throwing for the high right jug. I couldn't even do the first two moves.