July 31, 2011

RC - A climbing NAT-U-REL

Ya so it must run in the family.  The Casey's appear to be climbing naturals:), first Kristin and now Ryan Casey (RC), who got the crash course last weekend.

Day 1: Little Eiger wall at Clear Creek Canyon.  Ryan is introduced via a 5.10a crack, followed by a 130' 5.10c with a large roof bulge.  To round out the day Ryan took on a 5.9+ dihedral, completing the cycle regarding classic features. 

Ryan on Headline 5.10a

Day 2:  Tyrolean traverses leading to the highly diverse granite greatness.  The Sport Park at Boulder Canyon is where we found ourselves on Sunday.  Again Ryan crushed!  Several days after our weekend of climbing with Ryan, I hear he has been dreaming of rock climbing and waking up with sweaty hands:) 

Ryan crossing Boulder Creek via a "hand tyro" to The Sport Park

Kristin on the "aerial tyro" to Avalon Wall

Ryno on Chicken Hawk 5.9+

Me on-sighting  Big Dipper 5.11a

Crossing in style:)

Noteworthy Sends:

Big Dipper  5.11a

July 24, 2011

Eldo - A Few of the "Easy" Classics

Our Golden based adventure pad received its first visitors last week.  Friends from NM (Robin and Eowyn) escaped their drought ridden southwestern state for some good ol CO rock love’n.  The sched for each day included early starts to avoid the midday heat which scorches the majority of EldoradoCanyon’s glorious formations.  Upon completion of the AM’s routes, we would drive back to Golden for some Clear Creek action, taking advantage of numerous afternoon shaded crags.  The third stage of each day led to much anticipated visits to one of CO’s five hundred thousand billion micro breweries, for some post climbing brew ha ha’s.

Breweries visited:
Golden City Brewery (2nd largest brewery in Golden)
Avery Brewery       


Robin on Calypso's 1st pitch
Kristin and I following...Hey Robin where's my protection on red?
K on the 2nd pitch of Breezy
Love It
Robin on West Chimney
K showing up Robin and climbing The Great Zot's 1st pitch finger crack

Belaying Robin on pitch 3 of Swanson's Arete.  In the background is Rewritten's classic 4th pitch
K on the super exposed 3rd pitch of Swanson's Arete
K the money pitch 4 roof on Swanson's
The crew each with our own variation of squinting to avoid the blazing sun, after topping out Lumpe Tower on Redgarden Wall

July 10, 2011

Ten Sleep Canyon - Reunion on Limestone

The Trips Itinerary 
  1. July 4th: last day of Residency with team Deac.  Gonna miss you guys:
  2. July 5th AM: Cram all of our belongings into two vehicles and one 5x8 Uhaul trailer.
  3. July 5th PM: In route to Ten Sleep Canyon Wyoming for a climbing reunion between  "The Crew Formally from NM" and "The Crew Currently from NM, AZ"
  4. July 10th: Completing the journey and move to our new home in Golden, Colorado
The Guidebook:
Ten Sleep Climbing Guide by Aaron Huey -2011

The Climbing:
Ten sleep Canyon is located in the Bighorn Mountains of north-central Wyoming, offering world-class limestone climbing.  Tommy Caldwell, Jonathan Siegrist among other professional climbers found Ten Sleep a more than worthy destination.  Click HERE for a link to Siegrist's blog and entry for Ten Sleep.

The Crew:

Da Crew - Short on Shot Glasses for Suzanna's B-day thus bowls and PBR cans:)
PBR Camp Fire Bomb - WAG Photos

Found in the Little Sleeper town of Ten Sleep Wyoming, about 15 minute drive from the Climbing

Some of the east side crags - including the ARC

The Mondo Beyondo Sector, with Slavery Wall seen at pictures center

Trail Markers - Ten Sleep Style

Helmet :) 

Wendy from Santa Fe on Burning Grandma's Bones 5.11b/c

Full Bloom

Me on Crossbow Chaos Theory 5.11a

Noteworthy Sends:

Burning Grandma's Bones 5.11b/c

Crossbow Chaos Theory 5.11a

I Just Do Eyes 5.11b

We have Arrived!  Golden ROCKS :)