Eckhard & I went climbing at West Ridge in Eldo Canyon. It was a chilly day. I remember leading Washington Irving (5.6), but I don’t remember much else about the day. I took a few pictures. The day was pretty cold, except for the few times the sun came out. I think we only climbed 3 or 4 pitches, as it started getting really cold around 3pm.
Archive for November, 2008
Dennis & I attended the Denver Film Festival. It was our first time, and we saw 2 movies. We watched the opening night of Slumdog Millionaire (wonderful movie!) and Tokyo!. The movie Tokyo was actually a compilation of three shorts from three different directors. Each short was very unique, and the audience was really reactive to the films. I really enjoyed the talks that took place after the film, as it lent some added insight.
All summer, we were blessed with a production of tomatoes by our tiny pot garden. Finally, the days got colder and I was left with several pounds of green tomatoes.
I didn’t really know what to do with them, so I looked up a recipe online for…. (more…)
On Friday, I met with Eckhard and Tim to climb in Eldorado Canyon. From what I can remember, I led the first pitch of Vershneidung (5.6). Eckhard led the second pitch (5.8+). Tim followed both pitches.
It was insanely cold outside. I think the temperature was hovering at around 40 degrees. With the wind, it was even colder. To this day, I don’t know how Eckhard led that second pitch. It’s in a shady dihedral, and the climbing is consistently tricky. A wide crack for your hands, and small edges for stemming with the feet. My hands & toes were completely numb by the time I reached the anchor. (more…)