Sunday, November 11, 2012

Climbing in a Winter Wonderland

 Four inches of new snow, and highs in the twenties.  Today our only outdoor climbing option was Killer Cave.  It was a bit cold sometimes, but never too bad.  We did a couple laps on three long pitches, and I feel like I got a workout.  The snow covered scenery was amazing, the sun was out all day, and when the breeze was still, the stone was warm to the touch.

Vance was already climbing when we got to the parking lot.
 The view from the cliff.
 Steve crushing.
 The best shot I managed to get of Ana on Bush Doctor.
It's such an inspiring line.

I worked the corner pitch of Baghdad up to the anchors at the roof.  It's a fun pitch that I plan to send next time.
 When the shade hit the climbs, it immediately felt like a good time to go home.
That's it for this week.  The finish line for the bouldering guidebook is coming into view. It's still a ways off, but every night I work on the guide, I can finally see that it's actually approaching.  And I'm excited to get there.  It's time to get back to work.

2 comments:

Wesley Gooch said...

Nice post/blog, I've been following your posts for a while and I'm stoked to see all of the new development in the Lander area! I'm particularly excited about your new bouldering guide. I run climbingwyoming.com and I'd love to sell your book when its finished. I'm also the author of the Jackson/Pinedale climbing guide so I know how hard that process is... good luck and I can't wait to see it! Please notify me when it's ready.

Cheers,
Wesley Gooch
ClimbingWyoming.com
wesley [at] climbingwyoming.com

Lloyd Family said...

Thanks! I enjoy your site as well, and really like your full color Jackson guide. I'll let you know when the bouldering guide is ready this spring.

Thanks for contacting me,
David