"Boulder fields of the Wind Rivers are among the most beautiful and unique in the world. They have the power to change a person on a single visit." a quote from Davin's bouldering essay in the guidebook.
Davin overlooking a vast boulder field in the Winds that hasn't even been named yet.
We actually spent most of the first day hiking. When you're developing a new area, the temptation is to look at everything. You want to see all the possible lines, so that you spend your time working on the best ones in the area. But Bear Valley has so many sectors and boulders that it's impossible to see it all in a day. We saw as much as we could.
The second day was devoted to bouldering on a few of the blocks we had looked at. We started on one that is now named the Projects boulder.
This line looked like it could be V7, but after a lot of work we found out that it was much more difficult.
Davin working one sequence.
"Mini Miracle" V2.
Davin got the first ascent of this line on the black boulder in the bottom of the valley. A nice V3/4 on amazing stone.
Jamie climbing the line.
One featured roof.
"There Can Be Only One" V1.
The Winds continue to amaze me with their vast untapped bouldering potential. Thanks to Davin for showing me this incredible area! So much to be done, so much to be done... I'm not sure how to even handle the situation. Lives and summers are just too short.