Saturday, January 24, 2009

No Ice ? Climb Rock !!!

Average temps this week in boulder topped 70 degrees, and with hours being cut back at work I was able to skip out early Thursday afternoon and go climbing in Boulder Canyon with a long time climbing buddy Jacob, who had just recently moved down to Boulder from Jamestown.

We decided to climb a popular and fun multi- pitch sport climb on east blob rock called Young and the Rackless 5.10a/b 4 pitches. The line is generally right up the middle of the buttress in the photo below.

This isn't the first time Ive climbed this route and it surely won't be the last, as in my opinion its one of the best in the canyon. Intricate thinker moves on every pitch add to its flair; liebacks, cracks, slabs, edging, its all there.

Jacob starting us off

We were definitely having a good time. It felt great to get back out on some rock and climb after about two months of no climbing and just skiing. Just like riding a bike...

Ive never been able to get into climbing indoors. I guess its just too much of a scene for me.
I need the outdoors, the fresh air and sunshine ( well not always sunshine ) to power my adventures. Living in Boulder I feel its possible to climb outdoors year round, you just have to be flexible ( because mother nature isn't ), and you have to like climbing with numb fingers.

Rock'in it on pitch 2

Looking back toward Boulder, at the end of a great climb. Getting in the last of the warm temps ,as it was forecasted to drop into the 40's for the rest of the week.

Peace, Jason

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