28 June 2010

new boulders...

Today the crew headed up to THE new area called Lincoln Lake. After walking straight down from the road to the Lake (descending steep terrain for around 900ft -- ending up at 13,000 feet above sea level) we set our stuff down in front of an insane looking roof called Unshackled.

The boulder problem was recently found by Dave Graham and climbed by Kevin Jorgeson. The boulder is a pure edge line that ends in a hard move to the lip. 4 out of 5 stars for me. The boulder has seen several repeats already and a sit start has been added clocking in at v11.

New boulders seem to be popping up left and right this summer. I would not be surprised to see many more go up this season.


27 June 2010

RMNP Video Update

Lately I have been getting up to the RMNP quite a bit. Climbing has been good despite not topping out a new boulder in almost a month. Most of all I am syked on shooting footage with my new(ish) HD video camera.

02 June 2010

Chaos Update

Spent the last few days trudging through snow in Lower, Middle, and Upper Chaos Canyon. Despite there being up to 20 feet of snow at places, many of the boulders are climbable now. Other boulders could be ready to climb with only a bit of shoveling.

Chaos Update from John Gass on Vimeo.

Hope this brings some SYKE heading into the park season!!

Emerald Lake early tomorrow to finish up Whispers and Kind Traverse. Then up to Green 45 to start trying Wildcat.

With the amount of effort put into climbing the last few weeks I have decided to create a more detailed list for the summer. Check it.

Whispers of Wisdom
The Kind Traverse
Tommy's Other Arete
Deep Puddle Dynamics


Marble Direct
Riddles in the Dark
Super Gui
Clear Blue Skies
Gorillas in the Mist
Hume Problem

Stay Tuned. More on the way.