Saturday Mulkey and I ran up School House Creek to have a look at The Last Climb before the War (thin ribbon running down the left wall). It was kind of "in" and I witnessed one of the finest leads on ice I have ever seen. It was a long day and needless to say we hiked out in the dark.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Sunday, November 29, 2009
Ben making good progress on the Plague (v10)
Alex, Ben, Clint, and myself enjoyed warm weather on black friday while climbing on the Sphinx boulders. Problems worked and sent were, The Plague (v10) Park County Sushi (v8) Mini Cave Center (v6) Moon Shadow sit start (broke a hold, still v6) The Wanna Be V6 (v5) Nathan's Problem (v5) Nipple Crippler (v4) Moon Shadow Right (v4) Mini Cave Left (v4) Moon Shadow (v3) Toadstool Hueco (v3) Toadstool East (v3) and Smiley (v0)
Sunday, November 01, 2009
Saturday found the team and myself bouldering outside. We had great weather for a late October day. I gave the team a tour of the 3 main boulders at Phipps Park, and then watched the sendfest begin. Great to hear kids saying how awesome it is to boulder outside. The highlight was getting on the rarely done "Dyno Problem" V5-6 and working it out until an eventual send by Ben.
The Thigh Hooker (V0)
Sunday, October 25, 2009
While the snow falls, Tanner gives the Holy Horizontal Arete (V5) a go.
We committed to the drive down to Cody to find nice occasional sun and grippy temperatures. With Tanner, Jeremy, Art, Clint, Snyder and myself working our way around the Sphinx area, we got on Coffee Skills (V6) Billings Coffee Skills (V5) Holy Horizontal Arete (V5) Nathan's Problem (V5) Mini Cave Left (V4) Toadstool V3) Holy Horizontals (V3) Terrible Twos (V3) The Sphinxter (V3) Toadstool (V1) The Sphinxter (V0) and Smiley (Vo). My first time I bouldered at the Sphinx I was with team kids and parents. Thus making today sort of was my first time really climbing in the area, and it took me a while to warm up to the problems being very eliminate in nature. I flashed my first Cody V5, but also have gotten shut down by three V3's in the past week, go figure.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Mike on the Hueco Traverse V2
Sunny but brisk day in Cody with Nate, Ben, Mike, Miles, Angela, Clint, and Synder. Problems climbed were Studs V8, Babies for Breakfast V7, Sugar Pie V6, Medusa V5, Tuna Town V5, The Bludgeoning V5, Spear Chucker V4, Perseus V4, Hueco Simulator V3, With or Without Sugar V3, Hueco Traverse V2, Special K V1, and a host of other moderates. Camera settings were off tilt all day so not much for quality photos.
Sunday, October 04, 2009
The Antelope Boulder. The single greatest boulder in the state of Wyoming.
We rolled up with a full car from Billings with Jay, Nate, Ben, Ryan, and myself to find the most wonderful conditions. We met up with beta masters McClintock and Dylan from Cody Routes that were sent were Pocahontas (V6) Meathook (V5) Shyza (V4) The Tuk (V3) Home on the Range (V3) Palm Pilot (V3) The Muncher (V3) Arnold Palmer (V2) and Where's the Beef (V0). Routes that were heavily worked were Snytonga (V9) Shyza Shyza (V7) Finger Paint (V7) and the Antelope Half Traverse (V5).
Saturday, September 19, 2009
Joel sending The Sherman Problem Stand Start (V5)
My interest in climbing has recently swung to the micro climb. Bouldering. There is a certain beauty in working out the hardest moves possible without the rope on smaller garage sized boulders. I've been coaching bouldering for the past three years but really haven't put in the time to see what I can do outside, until now, and I'm having a blast. It's been like finding a new sport and I've really been inspired some of the others I've had a chance to boulder with the past few weeks.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Sunday, August 30, 2009
Saturday, August 08, 2009
Sunday, August 02, 2009
Troy sending Lewistown Pharmacy
Trickled down to Cody with a crew and met up with beta master Clint. Spent a long day with people sending or working: With or without Sugar V3, Special K V1, The Bludgeoning V5, Lewistown Pharmacy V6, Two Karat V1, Ace of Diamonds V3, Undercover V1, The Ripper Point V5, Cheese Traverse V4, Dead Straight V2, and Billings Shopping Trip V6.