Archive for February, 2009

Eldorado Canyon – Half Day Hike

Saturday, February 28th, 2009

Clare & Jen Starting Hike in Eldorado Canyon Eldorado Canyon...A Climber's Paradise

On Saturday, the forecast called for a high in the mid 40s, with previous night’s overnight lows in the 20s and a chance of snow. Turned out, it was more like low 50s with a clear night. So much for the weather report! I’m starting to have a huge mistrust for the predictive ability of weather reports here in CO.

It seems the best approach is to just go to the crag. If the weather complies, you are ready to attack. If not, then have an alternative plan… (more…)

Boulder Canyon – The Riviera

Saturday, February 7th, 2009

Riviera Crag

Xanthe, Kristi, Brian, & Clare at Riviera

On Saturday, I met with Kristi, Xanthe, and Brian in Boulder Canyon. Our desire was to climb, and our hope was for stable & sunny weather. I’m happy to report our expectations were met. We climbed from about 10:30 to 14:30, and we only saw two other couples at the crag. There were also two dogs, but they were well behaved beasts. (more…)