Quick adventure to outwest, the 1st time in 4 years since I had been back in Colorado. Red eye Flight out of Charlotte. Alexis came along for the trip too, but she would end up spending most of her time in Boulder, Co.
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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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Up to the First
Mr. Nick Fischer came out to Colorado for some fun activities and fine beer drinking. I only met up with him for a couple days but was still able to give him a good quick winter experience.
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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”