Deer Park is the suburban sounding name for a pretty wild area north of Worthen Reservoir. We spent a couple days over a three day weekend exploring and putting up some problems out there.
Jesse on the hunt for new blocks at Deer Park.
On Friday, Matt and I spent most of the day working on the first good overhang that I found out there last Summer.
Matt cleaning what turned out to be one of the best mantle top outs in the Lander area.
Matt climbing "Spooky" V6.
The next day, Jesse and my family joined me for another session out there.
Jesse warmed up by putting up a tall V1 slab named "Horror Show."
Matt and I did a thorough hike of the first two formations on Friday, and Jesse and I explored the formation to the north on Saturday. We didn't find nearly as much potential as I hoped to, but I did find one very nice overhang that will warrant a return trip. Deer Park won't be one of Lander's major bouldering destinations, but it will remain a quiet place with some really nice lines to do. A fine option to have when hit by certain moods or weather conditions. I'm happy that I got a chance to spend last weekend out there, had fun sessions with both Matt and Jesse, did some good new problems, figured out what really is waiting to be done out there, and that I won't spend all Winter fantasizing about what I thought might have been hidden in those trees.
Have a Happy Halloween!