Trying to teach well, and climb well, is cutting into my sleep, so I'm not planning to write much tonight. Let's see what I can put together in twenty minutes.
Jon came out to do some filming for LT11 the weekend before last. I gave him a tour of Oz on Saturday. It was a quiet day. Just my family, Jon, and a couple bow hunters in the area. They were looking for elk that I'm not sure are out there.
Jon warming up on The Walrus V6 (or possibly Wicked Witch?).
Jon sent "A Tribe Called Lander" very quickly and I used his sticky rubber knee pad for a few attempts. Just one move is giving me trouble. If I get a kneepad, and put in a session or two, I think the line might be within my reach.
My favorite send of the day was this unknown V6 on the campground boulder that climbs really well.
I'm always somewhat torn in September. Should we take advantage of sending temps at the higher areas like the Roaring Fork? Or should we take full advantage of warm sunny weather before the inevitable winter hits. Lately we've been doing the latter.
Last Saturday we spent a beautiful (but somewhat warm) day bouldering at Sweetwater with Ana and Devlin.
Ana warming up on the Ivory Traverse V2.
And I did the first ascent of "Sunshine" a V3 SDS that ends up a somewhat committing slab just right of "Thunderbird."
Ana climbing "Sunshine."
From there we went up to the Ocean boulder, which was still in the shade. We all put a bit of work into "Another Toe in the Ocean", but it didn't get any ascents from its SDS. Incredibly psyched, and in very crisp conditions, I did the first ascent quickly last year. That day, I thought it was a solid V4. But now I think that I was way off. It's probably a V6.
We added a new line that traverses into slippery features to an obvious top out to the left of "Debaser." Devlin came so close to getting the first ascent, but had trouble with the committing top out. I tried next, got scared, but shut off my brain and just rolled over the top as quickly as I could.
Devlin on "Rock and Ice" V4.
Ashley looking at the project we spent our time puzzling out.
Well that took thirty-five minutes, and I need to get some sleep. I've got class, and another weekend of climbing to rest up for...