Barry and I climbed at Cob Rock in Boulder Canyon. I led North Face Center. Then, he led the first pitch of Empor and I did the 2nd pitch. We ended the day on Huston Crack-which he expertly led. I only had one number 4 cam…so he walked that bad boy up that crack as far as he dared. It was fun on Top Rope, but I’d want a lot larger (and more) big pro before trying it on lead!
Archive for July, 2011
Barry, Josie, and I did a wonderful loop hike of Mt. Yale. We started at Avalanche Gulch Trailhead, at 5am. Climbed up the gulch to a saddle at 11,900 ft; arriving at 7:45am.
We exited the saddle, saying goodbye to the CO Trail, and made our way up the East ridge of Mt. Yale.
Along the ridge, Barry traveled a little bit ahead, scouting the best way to navigate various piles of rocks. Sometimes we went right, sometimes left, and sometimes directly over the top! It was nice to have the short wave radios, so we could easily communicate. (more…)
We had an adventurous day in Boulder Canyon. We navigated two Tyroleans, scrambled up mystery climbs, used “group think” to solve cruxes, and dropped off some shoes to RockNResoles (even though the sign said they were closed, they let me in and took my money…WOO-HOO!). Climbing gods were kind to us as we had great weather, no gear issues, no injuries, no safety problems, and no annoying babies or dog mishaps. (more…)
He has since had the surgery and is making a strong recovery! Our friend, Jen, loaned us a Cryo Cuff, which is God’s Greatest Gift to those with knee injuries! We are super thankful to have this device as it has really helped. THANKS, JEN!