I've been polishing up the guide, gathering historical information from many friendly people, and have worked out a plan for printing, and then distributing the guide with some help from Fixed Pin Publishing.
I've been dieting. Been hungry for a month, but dropped six pounds, and have noticed the difference in my climbing.
Mike and Dave of ClimbTalk had me call into their radio show down in Boulder last week. Talking with Dave before the show was a lot of fun, but that wasn't being recorded or broadcast. I called in later, a little more nervous, and hope it went alright for the listeners. I've been listening to The ClimbTalk podcast and The Enormocast podcast while making simple edits in the guide and doing household chores. I'm not even sure how the cleaning ever got done before there were podcasts. If you enjoy hearing about climbing, and different climber's perspective on the sport, you should give both of them a listen.
Here's a report of the last month's climbing days.
Just after New Years Day, a visiting climber named Ben came out for a day of bouldering with us at the Dolomite Band. The high in Lander was 23 fahrenheit, but it felt like 60 up there. It was a good day to climb Arch Roof. The climb has a boulder in the landing, and with Ben there we had one extra pad, and he was a good spotter. I tried some beta that didn't work for me.
Ben got the full tour, and we ended the day on the Mono Wall traverse. It's one of the best problems on the Band.
Our first stop was the Slug boulder, and it filled the entire session. It's a somewhat small boulder, but the stone and problem quality is high. We repeated all the up problems and then got to work on a traverse.
Fun granite slopers near the start of the line.
The days are starting to get longer, and now I can get some exploration done if I leave right after school. Yesterday I hiked up to ledges just east of the Granite Buttress. There's potential for a few problems up there, but I'm still looking for something better. With so much rock, and long mini walls over ledges, I'm sure I'll find something worth the hike if I keep looking.