Friday, May 28, 2010
I am headed to Ghost on Sunday to try one of my projects. The conditions look warm but if the humidity stays low I think it will go. The project traverses a steep section of rock with small holds and almost no feet. Last time I was at Ghost I spotted a line up a 25 foot arete but did not bring a rope or brush to clean it up. This time I got my rope and I am ready to throw down.. might be in the 7b/c range never know, some of the stuff there is deceptively hard. Hope to have video and pics soon. Cheers!
Posted by rose at 9:57 AM
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Over the weekend I headed back to elk... With a list of projects longer than any other area around me. It was nice to be back before the dead of summer when most of the technical hard climbing in the area is impossible.
The temps were a little warm for tuggin on the project I worked on last trip but I did manage to put some time in one a stunning black and white sandstone arete. If I had to guess a difficulty I would probably say for me it felt between 11 and 12 depending on how the top section works out. Anyway, the arete is only one of soooooo many beautiful double digit projects in the area. I cant wait to get a little stronger this summer and go back with fresh eyes this fall.
Elk continues to push me to a new level mentally and physically every time I am there. Here are some pictures from our trip all courtesy of Justin Laffey.... THANKS MAN!!
Posted by rose at 6:19 AM