Sunday, June 15, 2008

rust never sleeps

They say "rust never sleeps". Our weather here in Idaho has been very poor most of this Spring. During periods of foul weather, My wife, Heather and I have been hard at work opening a new basalt climbing area near our home. We've produced some engaging and endurance oriented sport climbs on some of the trickiest basalt I've ever climbed on.

The weather has finally turned nice and motivations quickly shifted to new alpine routes in the central mountains of Idaho. Conditions are good and will last for a while here.

Here's to a fruitful season for all...

Matt TeNgiao sampling my route Scuzzlebutt.

Heather working on her project, Who Killed Kenny?

Yesterday, Justin and I opened a new route on a formation we've dubbed the Golden Pillar which is located in the heart of the Lost River Range, Idaho. We named the route Gold Digger with a rating of M-idunnknowbutyoushouldgodoit!

This is yet another fine testament of the quality mixed alpine climbing Idaho continues to offer up. Enjoy!

Dean Lords (Idaho)