Showing posts with label Bolting. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bolting. Show all posts

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Sprint Mission for Fun

This year, I've decided to return to school--9 years after graduating from college. I've embarked on a 1-year pre-med, post-baccalaureate program. During this program, we'll take all the math and science a person needs to apply to medical school. It's been great, but intense! It kicked off with a 12-week summer session; this included a full year's worth of chemistry and of physics: 48 labs (with pre-lab reading and lengthy write-ups), 18 exams and over 1,000 pages of science text reading.  

Needless to say, I've had difficulty finding time to sleep and eat--let alone climb. 


Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Wolverine

I have probably been whining about a lack of climbing during the last months in some of my recent blog posts. There is already enough wining and excuses to last a life time in the climbing community–which gets tedious after a while–and I do NOT want to be that guy. So, anyway.
Recently I’ve been going up to Wolverine to bolt and climb. This is an old crag that grabbed the attention of local developers in the last few years. New lines are being established all over the place.


Thursday, September 13, 2012

Summer Wrap-up: Bolting and Climbing



We've had a busy summer full of equal parts climbing (in Ten Sleep, WY) and work-/ immigration-related travel to Utah and Montana.

Last week we traveled to Montana to visit some friends and when we returned to Ten Sleep - whoops! - the summer was over. Which isn't to say that climbing season is over. Au contraire! After a summer of brutally hot temperatures (upper 90's to lower 100's), this sudden temperature drop is quite welcome.
In any case, we've had to wrap up the summer's activities - bolting projects at our new, high-elevation crag, and climbing projects at the established crags here in Ten Sleep Canyon.

Following are some photos of the last couple weeks' of activity:

BOLTING



My first route at the new crag

Looking across the canyon to next season's canvas



My most recent route at the new crag
CLIMBING

David trying hard on the Incredible Horse Cock (.13d)

Me revisiting the canyon classic, Great White Behemoth (.12b)


David lowering back in for a top-rope simulclimb with his big brother