Sunday, July 27, 2008
Owen and I decided to try this problem that was chalked up just across from Flower. It turned out to be much more difficult than either of us were expecting and after about an hour I was able to sent. It starts under a roof and busts out onto a big sloper/pinch/jug followed by some intense core tension moves to a insecure finish.
Posted at 6:26 PM
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Today I headed to the River Boulders at Index. It was pretty cool, around 60 degrees, but humidity hovered around 90% all day. I wanted to try a number of climbs, but mainly Chutzpah, Kid Hops, and Hagakure. I felt Dave Graham's words today concerning the necessity of good conditions with river blocs as I got shut down by the first move sloper compression move of Chutzpah. I was able to do the rest of the problem quickly and am excited to try it again. I also did two of the best slab problems to the right of Chutzpah. Kid Hops and Hagakure also turned me down.
Chutzpah comes out the 45 on the left. Up the middle seam is an amazing, easy slab climb and the far right holds a deceptively tricky moderate.
Posted at 5:32 PM
Monday, July 21, 2008
On my way out to the Big Horn Basin, I stopped through Grand Teton National Park. Here are a few photos:
Posted at 3:40 PM
After a month in the badlands of Wyoming's Big Horn Basin, I am back in Seattle. I had an amazing time as a field assistant to Scott Wing doing Paleobotany. The Big Horn Basin is one of the best places in the world to look at terrestrial ecosystems for the Cretaceous through the Eocene. I took hundreds of pictures and will have to sort through them all but here are a few that caught my eye. My camera got a little dusty, so a few of the images have specs on them, my bad.
Posted at 3:32 PM