In a rush for Ben and I to tick off as many of our early climbing goals in Colorado, I drove up to Boulder again to try a summit attempt of the Maiden, before a raptor closure to effect for the flatirons.
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After bouldering in Boulder on Sunday, Pascal, Mirthe and I tried to get a good vantage point for the solar eclipse. The outlook wasn’t good with the incoming clouds. Continue reading “Solar Eclipse 2012”
Little Colorado Trip
Alexis came to the Springs for Labor Day weekend so I had to entertain her for an entire FOUR days. Here’s a synopsis of what we did.
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Back in Boulder again, I suggested to Ben that we climb the 1st flatiron before the weather started to turn and before the rock would be closed for raptor nesting. The approach we had planed was the direct route of the east face. This normally ends up being about 7-10 pitches (depending on your rope length and how ballsy you are).
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Flatirons of Boulder
The Flatirons of Boulder beckoned me again this August. Ben had planned out a climb of another one of the five most recognized flatirons in Boulder. There was also talk about trying another climb, but we wouldn’t know until the day of the climb. The task ahead for the weekend would be 4-5 pitches on the Seal, and cracky 5.8 high on the ridge. Continue reading “Boulder: Trad Climbing Seal Rock and Devil’s Thumb”