Sunday, September 19, 2010

Fall In RMNP

Erika and I spent Saturday climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park. The aspens were glowing yellow and orange, and glacial sediment painted Lake Haiyaha greenish blue. It was a perfect Fall day.

Sunday, September 12, 2010


The Nautilus

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.

'Erotic States of Mind' (v6)- The Citadel

Erika Curry-Elrod making an impressive send of the outstanding 'Organic' (v1) at The Citadel.

'Soak 'Em Inside Her' (v5)

Beautiful Sherman granite

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Alderfer/Three Sisters Bouldering

'Around The Horn' (v1)

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)

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A Perfect Day At Mt. Evans

The perfect sloper of 'Downtrail Face' (v6)

'A Little Something For The Effort' (v2)

A three photo sequence of the opening moves of 'Downtrail Face' (v6)

'The Ladder' (v2)

'Last Of The Ohitians' (v2)

'Trailside Arete' (v3)