We've been so busy this Summer that I've gotten behind on the blog. Summer's been wonderful so far! The photos tell the story best, so I won't write too much. Since the last post, we met my family for a week long vacation in Jackson, we've spent a couple days sport climbing with Ben, Ange, Devlin and Ana, we're still developing at the Rock Shop, and Davin showed me some bouldering that I hadn't seen yet in the Northern Winds.
Momma and baby moose in the Tetons. My Mom had never seen a wild Moose before.
Then the sun rose.
We competed in the bouldering leg of the Outerlocal games in Jackson. Ashley won the Women's Division and I came in 6th place in the Men's. The route setting was really well done! I think Micah Rush and Jonathan Siegrist set the majority of the problems, and they did a great job.
Rowing back down String Lake.
Ashley surprised me with a tandem paraglide flight.
We had great weather for a couple pitches at Fossil Hill with Ana and Devlin one evening. A storm missed us but made a rainbow while I was climbing "Casual Entertainment." We couldn't get to the camera.
Later I got a couple shots that I like of Ana climbing "Space Needle."
Sierra's climbing has been improving rapidly. Here she is climbing to the eye on "My Mind's Eye" at the Rock Shop.
We let Sierra try this line first, and she flashed it. I think it's a first ascent. She named it
"Slippery Truth." Such a perfect problem name. I'm so proud!
Alex is back from Europe and it's great to see that he's working on lines at the Rock Shop again. We met him one evening, and Ashley managed to get the first ascents of two projects that we'd spent a couple days on.
She surprised me by getting the first ascent of what I considered to be my project "To the Pain" V6.
Then we went up to the Touch of Grey wall.
Davin showed me a very interesting talus field in the Northern Winds. He's been bouldering up there for many years. The place has a wild and ancient ambience.
Davin on top of the area warm up.
I think Roo feels the same way about Summer as I do.International Climbers' Festival! Hopefully I'll see you there.