As the days get longer, the temperatures rise, and the snow drifts melt in the mountains, the climbing opportunities around Lander multiply. The end of the school year is a very busy time, but I haven't been able to resist perfect climbing sessions. Household chores and school work are finished during late nights, and I haven't been sleeping enough, but the climbing has been so good!
We've had a weekend session on the Squaretop Boulder.
And another after school session, with perfect temps, at the Lizard Lab.
Brian discovered a long line of features up an overhang over a rising landing. A great problem he named "Mustache Ride." A lot of fun V2 climbing for a single boulder problem.
Jesse had his eyes on a tall wall of perfect rock. He set up a rappel and cleaned the line. Then climbed it ground up on his first try. Quite high, with a stepped landing, and very long moves, neither Brian nor I felt like even attempting a second ascent.
"Headless Horseman" V4
I've decided to call it "Nexus Causality." It won't be the easiest name to remember, but I like the idea that most events don't have a single cause, and a nexus of causes definitely went into this ascent. Chris showed us the area, Brian came down the hill excited about the boulder, Jesse cleaned the line, and fading light gave me a deadline. No single thing lead to the line getting done. It was a team effort, and a combination of causes. Thanks for everything guys, and let's get back to the Rock Shop soon!