Showing posts with label Ten Sleep Canyon. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Ten Sleep Canyon. Show all posts

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, October 26, 2012

October Sport Climbing/ Sport Watching

In terms of normal-livin', the weather here in Ten Sleep has been A-OK the last few weeks. It's been cloudy with daytime highs from 30-50 degrees F here in town/ the valley. However, if you're gonna try to sport climb (and if you're a wuss like I am), this isn't gonna cut it! Thought it's definitely possible to climb here in October, you really need the sun to shine long and hard. So for the past two weeks (aside from a few Cody bouldering attempts) we've been milling around the house in slippers and sweatpants, running into each other and the walls. 

But this morning we woke up, and it was sunny! So today, even though it was one of the coldest days yet this fall, we decided to bust a move into the canyon and see whether or not David really is from Sweden. Turns out that he totally is from Sweden and I'm not. After freezing myself silly on one pitch, he climbed a few more pitches and I sport watched. 

Porch in the morning

Temperature at the parking

Cracks are cold even when it's sunny.

Derv exploring an old school slab... bolts are much, much more spaced than they appear.

David looking in vain for the next bolt

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Family Visit: Climbing and Such in Montana and Wyoming

David's brother, Rickard, flew in from Sweden to visit us for a few weeks. Though his time isn't up yet, we've already covered a lot of ground.

Rickard spent his first two days in Bozeman. There we did some jetlag-friendly, mellow hikes - like up to Sacajawea Peak from Fairy Lake and the classic "M." 

Since then we've been in Ten Sleep. We've done a mix of hard and easy climbing days. And though we haven't always been good about taking pictures, we still took several during some easy days at Circus and Slavery Walls.

En route to the ridge of the Bridger Mountains beneath Sacajawea Peak

David and I on the ridge

Rickard looking good as a silhouette 

Rickard taking it easy at Circus Wall

Me doing the same

Rickard at Circus Wall

Steve (the dog), David and Rickard hiking out of Circus Wall

Me warming up at Slavery Wall

David doing the same with storms approaching

David at Slavery Wall



Ten Sleep Canyon in Fall

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:


My first route at the new crag

Looking across the canyon to next season's canvas

My most recent route at the new crag

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

Friday, August 17, 2012

Random Photos of New Climbs (and Some Old, Too) in Ten Sleep

This has been a busy summer of bolting, climbing and travelling (for work... boring!). Though it feels like we've been slipping into a routine of always doing the same thing, it turns out that I've finally accumulated enough photos for a new blog post:

David creeping up a pretty new line at the Superratic crag, The Ol' Slippy Slappy (Alli Rainey Photo), .13b

Me exploring David's new route, Rakk Hive (.13-), Alli Rainey Photo 

Alli pretty much looking as sweet as you can with sunglasses AND belay glasses

Ken "Legend" W onsighting an entire new crag, Full-charge Charlie Wall


Billy B trying hard on a new line (Alli Rainey photo)

Ken at Full-charge Charlie

Good thing this Infinity rope works!

Alli finding sun at the top of yet another new line

Me on Rakk Hive -note: it's actually cool enough to wear a Schneefeld jacket

Me dragging my body up The Insect (.12d) at the Superratic (Alli Rainey Photo)

Kevin checking out another new line

Alli slaying another new line

Friday, June 29, 2012

(Short) Ten Sleep Update

Not too much going on around here in Wyoming! A lot of climbing, and a lot of work (writing). David and I feel like we're finally getting into the swing of things, despite having to leave for several lengthy trips this spring and summer... anyway. We're really excited about the time we get to spend here!

Here are a few images of visiting friends from the last few weeks.
Ice Cream from Dirty Sally's

Our friend, Max, flopping around at Valhalla

Drew on the roof of  Pump Me like a Shotgun, Valhalla

Sam Magro on Hanoi Hilton, Valhalla