Friday, February 27, 2009
We spent most of the day on the Funpuppet boulder, another small boulder below El Navigante, and the Midnight Lichen boulder on the trail to the Sanctuary. It was a nice day with lots of climbing...
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
We headed out to explore the area in January, which in Northern Vermont brings temperatures in the 10-20 degree range… we had full snow gear and snowshoes, and made our way quickly across the frozen ponds to the rolling deciduous hills below the hillside.
From our first foray into the woods to our last visit a few weeks later, we were not disappointed. Large schist blocks were hidden over each ridge and knoll, and each yielded some unique movement. A few even yielded top-outs. I don’t think either of us had bouldered in the snow much before that winter, and it took some getting used to, but the climbing was worth it. The pictures speak for themselves...
The Hillside at Brandon Gap
Boulders Lurking In The Woods… One 20’ Monster, With 3 Undone Projects
Me Making The FA of White Ice – Another Five-Star Line
Monday, February 16, 2009
I want to give a big congratulations to Johnny Goicoechea, who just tied for 6th place at ABS nationals in Boulder this weekend! It seemed like a really strong field of competitors, and I'm not at all surprised that Johnny placed so well. His performance is a great representation for the Northwest, and validation of all of his talent and training. Nice job Johnny!
For now, here are two more test videos, I'm still working on the video hosting... This video is me climbing the problem Starburst in the Upper Labyrinth area in Leavenworth over two years ago. If anyone knows who put this one up, drop me a line.
This next video is an old one I made of two good friends from New Hampshire climbing two classic problems on North Mountain in Hueco Tanks. The music is by Nico Muhly. Enjoy!