Life and climbing haven't slowed down at all. Lately only blogging has been put on the back burner. Getting the guide as perfect as possible, and going over all the proofs took some time. School has kept me busy, and we've been getting out climbing. Late February and early March can be somewhat difficult for outdoor climbing, but we've been able to climb every weekend. Some sessions were a little cold, but others were perfect. I can't complain. We spent one session up at the Dolomite Band with Ana and Devlin. They're a climbing couple that moved to Lander a few months ago. It's been really fun getting out bouldering with them, and our kids get along great together too. Our session at the Dolomite band included some T-shirt weather, but it ended with snow.
Ana reaching the crux of the B1 traverse.
One crisp day I was able to send the extended B1 traverse at the Dolomite Band. It felt good to finish off a long term project that definitely wasn't my style. Somewhat pumpy climbing leads to a powerful finish. It felt V8 to me, and I lost track of how many sessions included some work on it over the last couple years. Somewhere between five and ten. Here's the video if you're interested.
I'm always checking the weather to catch as many good days in the desert as possible. With a bit of snow and mud around, we decided against a trip to OZ last weekend. No need to mess up roads that aren't messed up yet. So we went to Sweetwater instead, where the roads were completely dry. I was just hoping for a relatively pleasant, climbable day, but we hit perfect conditions.
Jesse working on a new dyno problem.
Devlin on "Old School."