Showing posts with label Bouldering in Moe's Valley. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Bouldering in Moe's Valley. Show all posts

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)




Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Moe's Valley, Part Deux

Another long weekend meant it was time to head south again to Moe's Valley for three days of climbing and one day of hiking around.

Warming up on the Device Igniter Boulder.

... and leaving just in time.

Me working unnamed "h" (V8) on the TeePee Boulder.

David doing the left variation of this roof problem, TeePee Boulder.

Traversing the Monkey Boy Boulder.

Me climbing Is Rail (V6).

A video of me trying this. (I would send it later.)

Coffee and food in the morning.

Me walking my way to health.

Rest day hiking, up by the Power Lines Boulders. (More walking to health.)

Steve doing her job.

-Christine Balaz

Sunday, January 23, 2011

SLC -> Moe's Valley

After a few years of "vagabond" living, I've decided to move back to Salt Lake-- to be able to earn money, sleep in a bed, subscribe to Netflix, take showers without sandals, go to yoga, train in a gym, etc... AI'm also living in a house of climbers, all of whom are very motivated to take multiple trips a month to the nearby deserts... About a week ago, we went to Moe's Valley, down by St. George, Utah. Even though it was snowing in Salt Lake when we left, we had highs near 60 F with lots of sun.
Hippie carpool: Four humans, two dogs, four crashpads, two tents, etc, etc... strapped to and crammed in one '95 Subaru legacy.

Bread, Nutella, avacado, egg.

David highballing up at the Dragonfly boulder.
View from the high plateau.

Thawing in the morning sun.

The Kung-Pao boulder.
Yours truly on Sichuan Peppercorn, on the Kung-Pao boulder. (Wearing Madyson Wmn's pants, Manola Hoody, and Goblin shoes -these are all some of my favorite Mammut things!.)

-Christine Balaz

PS Moe's has a new guidebook (, so if you're curious about the place, it's definitely worth checking out. Though the rock quality is much worse than at Joe's, it's still a really fun place with many problems, very relaxed camping, and lots of winter sun.