April 17, 2014

Climbing in Gateway

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 I have always wanted to try this route that Joe Mills got the ffa of in Gateway.
Mike B and i went out on a COLD day and froze our butts off while checking it out.
 Hiking up the talus.
 New SCARPA Vitimins taking me up the hill.
 Mike fighting the cold of the first pitch. The second goes through the roof and to the left.
 The third one is the crux. Overhanging .75's  oooh the toughest cam for me to climb. It was nice to get worked!!
 Hanging out on the wall. We needed the big jackets on this day.
 Great climbing and a good time : )
Perfet placements for those .75 inch cams!

Zion New Routing Part 3

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 Breakfast in Zion
 mmmm eggs
 Time to jug up the new line and do some cleaning of loose material!
 The wall with our routes!
 Yeah, we blow up cams!
 Hanging at camp on a rest day.
 Andy following the first pitch of Dr. Spaceman. 210 ft first pitch excitement 5.12-
 Party at the big ledge.
 Mike taking on the gnar!
 Stemming up pitch 2 (sorry for the tilted photo)
         The final pitch just under 200ft long and radical on perfect stone!! 5.12- at hardest!

Zion New Routing Part 2

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 Andy crossing the Virgin River
 Mike being the cool guy!
 OOH the huge chinmey!
 A little jungle love onteh first pitch!
 Some splitter adventure climbing as we headed up!
 Freeing the 5 inch roof (formerly aide pitch from the solo aid ascent years ago!)
 Andy has learned to bring the real glasses when new routing with me in Zion!
 Awesome belay made of tunnel threads through the rock!
 Mike taking on the big chimney!
 You can always grab onto the huge tree stumps.
 Getting to the final pitch!
The view from the top of the route. Dont fall in there!!! It is along way down : )

Zion New Routing Part 1

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 The team, two crackpot climbers  Andy Reather and Mike Brumbaugh.
 I can't take them anywhere, they always get lost!!
 However we did find some attractive spots!
 Rapping down the wall. Find a large tree. Tie a figure eight in the Sterling Rope and retrace it. Rap and let the exploration begin!
I went down the wrong crack at the beginning and had to jug back up and move the rope over to the actual crack that we wanted to explore. What a pain!
 The view of Angles Landing.
 We finally got inside the monster chimney. It was wide, dirty and awesome!!The right side of this picture turned out to be an amazing 5.12- splitter that was originally partially aided.
              The monster chimney looms above. 900ft tall route all ready to be climbed!!

Treadwalling

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http://youtu.be/ozrG_O5HzTM

This video shows how I feel after a Treadwall session (well actually in the middle of one)

Enjoy!
           

Western Colorado Climbers Coalition Black Light Comp

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 Here are some poor images of the festive night at the Grand Junction Climbing Center.
We (WCCC) were doing a fundraiser for a purchase of more wall in Unaweep Canyon.
We had a great turnout and had a great time climbing in the dark.
I believe we raised about 1300 dollars which is HUGE!!
Thanks everyone for donating and buying raffle tickets and having fun!!

Special thanks to SCARPA and CAMP for the goodies too!


           

April 8, 2014

Zion New Free Routes!!

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I had a successful spring break in Zion.
Check out Climbing.com's summary http://www.climbing.com/news/sandy-wide-and-wild-two-new-free-routes-in-zion/       

I will make another post with more photos and better descriptions soon!! Stay tuned!!!    

Next Slide Show! April 30th Colorado Mesa University

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Check the Link out for information about my upcoming slide show!

It is about new routing on Tehipite Dome in Kings Canyon National Park, California.
Hope to see you there!!!

https://www.coloradomesa.edu/op/wnw.html