The last few weeks have been flying by. Lots of climbing, hiking, falling, shooting video, taking pictures and good times in the mountains with cool people. Can't go wrong.
Lincoln Lake has continued to be my destination of choice, with tons and TONS of possibility for new boulder problems. Ivo Penchev wondered into a cave a few weeks ago and found some AMAZING new lines. After brushing up holds, I was able to climb Life of Arete v8 (video of Patrick Fitts climbing the third ascent) and The Odyssey v9 for their first ascents. Ivo followed in suit with second ascents of each. Great new additions to the bouldering area!!
I was also able to climb a nice new slab line just up the talus from The Mothman Prophecies. It is now dubbed The EZ Slab v5. Located on the right side of a HUGE slab boulder, this one starts in between two chest-high boulders and climbs small holds for about 12 feet.. then exits right up an easy (walkable) slab dihedral. Go do it!!!
The incredible / unpredictable days spent in the mountains (most of the time above 10K feet) are slowly coming to an end. As usual the August weather has been tough to negotiate; checking and double checking weather forecasts, humidity percents, wind direction and speed. Rain is almost an every day occurrence. BUT it's all good.
So much goes into bouldering here and it is truly amazing to be a part of the experience that is CO during the summer!!
Here's some pictures to recap the last few weeks : : :
|Ivo Penchev climbing The Mothman Prophecies v4|
|Patrick Fitts on the 2nd ascent of The EZ Slab v5|
|Ivo Penchev climbing the 2nd ascent of The Odyssey v9|
|Resetting the Denver Bouldering Club (DBC)|
|Amazing end to a rainy day at Lincoln Lake, CO|
Until next time... keep the PSYCHE!!!