Sunday, July 25, 2010

Index Problem

As a short update, here are a few pics from Index about a month ago. Joel, Cole, Cortney, and I checked out some boulders above the Frankenstein area in the woods below the Index Upper Walls, and we did a new problem on a short but cool hidden face. Hoepfully this is just a taste of better discoveries to come...

Cole and Joel Working on the Low Start

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Back In Action

Well, it's been over two months since I last posted here on NW Granite. I have plenty of excuses, like finals, vacation, and starting a new job, but nobody wants to hear those. I'll just say sorry for the delay, and that I'll try to do better...

Cortney and I got burnt out going to Leavenworth every weekend this spring, so We've been spending a lot of time climbing on the west side of the mountains this summer. The weather has been fantastic, with only a couple days of rain during the last two months! I've been spending a lot of time in Gold Bar in particular. The hike is less daunting each time, and it is pretty nice when you and your friends have the whole place to yourselves. There hasn't been too much in the way of new development, but the dry weather and warm temps have been luring folks to deeper and deeper parts of the forest (keep posted). Here are some pics from the past several weeks.

Hikin' in the HeatThe Bricklayer - Best Climb in the World?!?!Cortney on a Fun Boulder Near the Five Star (kudos to Gabe and Jonah)Drew Schick and Me on Appeasing the GodsDrew on Hagakure (the other one)Hikin' Honcho