Sunday, September 19, 2010
Sunday, September 12, 2010
Erika and I spent the weekend in Vedauwoo. I had heard mixed reviews on the bouldering there and I was interested to see it myself. The climbing primarily involves using crystals and cobbles on vertical faces and slabs. There are certainly many high quality exceptions to this rule, but Vedauwoo is definitely a bit more about technique than thuggery. This suits my strengths and I quite enjoyed the climbing. No matter what you think of the climbing, there is no denying the beauty of the landscape. Golden granite blocks speckled with yellow and red lichen rise from a forest of aspens and pines. Erika and I enjoyed two beautiful days of climbing and an incredibly starry night of camping. I came away intrigued and looking forward to revisiting this place sometime in the future.
Tuesday, September 7, 2010
With only a few hours to go climbing on Monday, Erika and I decided to check out out an area close to her house. We opted to explore the granite of Alderfer/Three Sisters Park. With our limited time, we were only able to check out The Eggs, but it seems like there are lots of blocks hidden throughout the woods. I was taking an active rest day, so I didn't try anything too hard, but everything I climbed was super fun. This place is a great local area and a good place to check out if you're looking for something a little off the beaten path in the Front Range.
'Dihedral Problem' (v2)