Showing posts with label Bouldering in Bishop. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bouldering in Bishop. Show all posts

Friday, April 21, 2017

More Bouldering in the Sierras

David climbing Saigon Direct (V9). Dave Vuono photo.
We've lived in the Sierras for almost two years now. Needless to say, in addition to climbing near our new home of Reno, we continue to spend as much time as possible in Bishop and Yosemite.

Monday, July 27, 2015

A Bouldering Trifecta

This spring, David took two weeks off from work to boulder in Bishop, California. Christine flew down to meet him during her spring break from school. David's two weeks turned into four due to a lack of available work back at home. Chasing cooler temps, David traveled from Bishop to Joe's Valley, Utah to Castle Rocks State Park, Idaho. Christine was lucky enough to follow to Joe's for five days, and even snuck in a weekend trip to Idaho to meet up with David and friends at the end of their trip. Once again, this trip was made a lot more fun by the company of great friends.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Latest Movie

Here's a little movie I started making almost a year ago. After putting it on hold for a while, I got myself together and finished it. Hope you enjoy!

Can You Smell It from varmlandsmaskinen on Vimeo.

Friday, February 17, 2012

More from Bishop

We've continued to have an amazing time here in Bishop.  The days have been generally warm, and the nights cold. As much as we freeze some evenings (and as much as we sometimes fantasize about sleeping in a bed/ cooking dinner in a kitchen some nights), there is something irreplaceable about seeing the sun rise and set over the Owens Valley every day.
As we settle into the climbing, I realize that I'm enjoying my time here much more than ever last year. Probably because I'm currently injury free and can actually try hard. So that's nice. And to keep ourselves injury-free (and showered), we've purchased a membership at the Bishop Fitness Center. We go in a couple times a week to lift weights, stretch, and shower.
Below are some photos from our last few days:

 Happy hour at Whiskey Creek is an excellent way to eat enormous hamburgers.

 Mono Lake is nearby, but even windier than Bishop. 

The South Tufas of Mono Lake

After a day of climbing and a road trip to Mono Lake, cold Bratwurst and Sauerkraut on Little Caesar's Hot 'n' Ready pizzas sounded really good.

The moon setting behind Mt Tom's friend

Walking down into the Pollen Grains for our first time

The Lidja Boulder

David sending Drone Militia, V6, on the Lidja Boulder

(Very tall) Kevin making Jedi Mind Tricks (V4) look a lot less scary than it feels

Walking back to the parking from the Pollen Grains

A long-awaited Denny's breakfast

Happy hugs in the Happies, near Mr. Happy

The back of the Green Wall Boulder and Mt Tom

David sending the Southwest Face of the Green Wall Boulder (V5)

Sardine sandwiches near the Lower Smoking Boulder

Walking "home" from the Buttermilks

Thursday, February 9, 2012

First morning at the Buttermilks

David nears the super hard topout of Ranger Rock's v5

Kev-o does an awesome and short slab on Ranger Rock

Liesel wrastles with the Cave Problem, v6

David doing an ascent of Junior's (freaking sharp) Achievement, v8


Mountain X-treme

Mt Tom and friend

David gives an end-of-the-day go on Saigon Direct


OH! So that's why our fingers hurt.

Kevin also gives a day's end go on Saigon Direct

Looks like our Saturday rest day is well-planned.

Sunday, February 5, 2012

16 Hours to Bishop

It's been since the day before Thanksgiving that I've actually touched a rock (and seen the sun, really). Some months in Sweden, followed by weeks in Montana, a few airport sicknesses, and a car purchases later, we finally were able to leave Bozeman and head south to Bishop, CA. 

The drive itself is 16 hours. So we got up at 4:00am and left at 5:00pm... and made it by 8:30pm (California time). Here are some photos of the drive. "Real" photos to come soon...

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

12,000+ Miles in less than Five Months

Since January 9, we've taken dozens of climbing trips from Salt Lake City, including several to Moe's Valley, Utah, two to Bishop, California, one to Moab, two to Bozeman, Montana, and a "buttload" to Joe's Valley, Utah.

I'm about to leave Salt Lake City for the summer. I'll spend the first month in Ten Sleep, Wyoming trying to remind my forearms how to climb more than ten moves at a time. After that, I'll head to Sweden -where I'll hopefully get to boulder, trad climb, and sport climb.

More soon!
-Christine Balaz


David Sending Beyond Life (Gustavo Moser Photo)