Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Just wanted to give a quick conditions update for bouldering in the Telluride area. The weather is quite nice these days, though the occasional snow shower still makes an appearance. (The accompanying photos are from the last two days.)
-Everything down valley of Society Turn is dry, including Ilium. It's getting pretty warm out in the desert, but good conditions can still be found in the evenings.
-The Eider Creek Boulders (Tree House) are dry as well.
-Bear Creek can be a little snowy and wet in spots on the approach but the blocks are dry for the most part.
-The Mine Boulders are dry for the most part as well, with snow still found at the base of some climbs. In fact, this is one of the best times to climb at the Mine because the vegetation hasn't filled back in yet, so no nettles to deal with and it's quite easy to get around and find boulders if you're unfamiliar with the area.
The friction is high and gravity's pull is low. No excuses. Get outside and start sending!