Friday, June 18, 2010

Eldorado Canyon

Blanket Flower

My friend Malin and I braved the 90 degree temperatures yesterday and went bouldering in Eldorado Canyon. Though conditions were not even close to ideal, it was still an enjoyable day of climbing, and it's always fun to check out new areas. I'm excited to get on some routes here sometime in the future.

Stepping onto the glassy smear of 'Milton' (v4- felt more like v5 in direct 90 degree sunshine!)

Latching the top on 'Milton' (v4)

Friday, June 11, 2010

Mt. Evans

Bristlecone Pine Sunset

We spent yesterday exploring the alpine bouldering of Mt. Evans. The hike was quite a slog, as advertised. The climbing was amazing, also as advertised. I was feeling weak, so I didn't get on any of the higher end lines that I had my eye on. But, I did manage to climb a bunch of the classics and the stunning scenery made it all worth it. Trying to put off the long hike back to the car at the end of the day, I channeled my inner Zoolander and broke into a bit of a pose off.

Christian Prellwitz cruising the classic highball 'Timeline' (v0+).
Grabbing the jug at the top feels so good!

'Last of the Ohitians' (v1)

'The Ladder' (v2)

Ice on Summit Lake


Crashpad Magazine cover photo

If see this man, please report him to the authorities...

Showing off a range of looks...

Saturday, June 5, 2010


Small Flowered Penstemon (i think)

As you may or may not know, I have moved to Boulder, Colorado for the summer. I decided it was time to take a break from the box canyon. I'll be working, taking two grad classes (photography and journalism), playing some hockey and training hard for climbing. I'm super psyched about the training opportunities. There are four climbing gyms in Boulder alone. I'm living in a house with two Naropa University students, meeting a lot of cool, new people and loving it all so far. Anyhow, here are some pics I've taken of the area.

Downtown Boulder at sunset

A scene from Boulder Canyon. One of the hardest boulder problems in the world- 'The Game' (V16, Daniel Woods)- climbs out the pointy prow on the right side of the photo. You can also spot some climbers using the Tyrolean traverse to cross the creek in the bottom left of the photo.

Bouldering World Cup- Vail, CO

Boulder at night

Flagstaff Mountain- Artist's Point