Monday, December 17, 2007

This Blog Has Moved

In the interest of consolidating my sites into one, I've moved this blog to

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Triple Crown Hound Ears

This fall I am doing a lot of weekend traveling. I'll be going to all three triple crowns and the mamut finals comp in Boston. This past weekend was the first triple crown at Hound Ears. I went with Paul Robinson, his dad, and his girlfriend. Although I didn't place as well as I would've liked, I got to climb 12 new problems at a new area. There are some great problems at Hound Ears, and the rock is generally good. Sadly, I didn't get any photos of the climbing, but here are a few people pics I shot at the comp. Results are also below.

1. Paul Robinson 12,565 Jill Church 7,607
2. Nick Vosbein 10,376 Kate McGinness 6,879
3. Ryan Roden 9,857 Tomoko Ogawa 6,393
4. Ronnie Jenkins 9,338 Jessa Goebel 5,683
5. Ryan Olson 9,326 Sasha Digiulian 5,109

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Friday, July 06, 2007

Deep Water Soloing Adventures

I bruised my heel two weeks ago, so I've been limited to deep water soloing since. The cliff in the picture is my favorite. It tops out at about 35 or 40 feet, and the plunge is exciting to say the least. I'm hopefully headed to the park on Sunday, even though its now a 5 hour drive for me!
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Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Great Success!

Congratulations to Kelly for her appearance in Climbing's Hot Flashes and congrats to Jason Pinto for his first photo published in the magazine. I personally like this photo better than the one that ran, but maybe I just don't have the eye.

Saturday, June 16, 2007

More Projects...

This very nice face, located in the "Ivory Field," has an awesome project up the light brown streak. It would be amazing if only it had an obvious start. The crux looks to be a large move off small crimps to a jug ledge. The last 5 feet or so look to be quite spicy, especially since you could fall and miss the platform landing. After climbing on this for one day, I think it is probably V11. That said, I haven't done all the moves yet, and it could definitely be easier or harder.
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Friday, June 15, 2007


The mosquitos were a bit heinous at this boulder today, so all I did was rap down and brush up a few projects. The one above (and below) is my personal favorite and I'm guessing it will be somewhere in the V11 to V14 range, possibly too hard for me. It has one really hard looking move: a throw from the two chalk spots to the lip - and then a somewhat difficult highball slab finish. Definitely one of the cooler projects I've seen lately. In my opinion, the rock is not as good as kingpin and the boulder is not the best in CO, but it is still an amazing boulder.

The project above is on the right side, a very nice warmup is on the left.
This is the very tall backside. Several Projects. Do they go?! Woods? Ty? Paul?!

A New Location

I am kicking it up in Aspen for the summer, and so far, I've been very impressed with the bouldering I've seen on Independence Pass. Not all of it is good, but I've seen a few classic undone lines. I'm going out this morning to clean off some projects and attempt them, so hopefully I'll come back with some pictures and some good news.

Thursday, April 19, 2007

Colorado's Best

Carlo Traversi gets it done:

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