Friday, January 22, 2010

What happened to the winter?

Man it was 15 degrees today! Awesome for climbing in a t-shirt not so good for the winter Olympics. Squamish is a gong show at the moment. With the impending doom that is the 2010 Winter Olympics a little over two weeks away, there are Vanoc security helicopters buzzing the boulders all day long. It's a little bit of nightmare in the making. But with that said I did manage to get my day of January bouldering in.

I could say I wish it was a bit drier but hey beggars can't be choosers. A day climbing is a day climbing.

Here's a photo Mike Chapman took of today's climbing.

Hopefully this weather holds for one more day and I can get up there again tomorrow.

Peace from the warmest place on earth that's hosted a Winter Olympics.

Friday, January 8, 2010

Last of the Hueco Photos

Photo's that Vince sent from our trip south of the border.

"Come on!" "Sooo Strong!"
Inside Joke I know but you had to be there to get it.

White out.

Crimp that!


Just three guys, who are having a good time. Having a good time.

Now I'm a crack climber!

Good conditions!

"Hey do you want to do a new problem?"
"You have seven minutes to do it." "And there will be 6 other people trying it at the same time"
".... sweet..."

"The German's"

Lucas going for it.

Rich in the middle of a journey.

Rich in need of some roughage in his diet.

"Smooth Move"

"Wonder hole"

Awesome warm ups.


The other German.

Is that Fred's forearm?

Maybe next trip....


Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Photo's from Hueco!

I didn't take too many photo's...

What can I say I was too busy trying to climb these super awesome problems.

"Best of the Best" problem? Or Traveling partner?

I'm not such a booze hound as this picture implies. The cans were there when I got there.

Supposedly this problem is hard... Just seemed like a dyno to a jug.

Five flapper day!

Thank you "Flame"

Though flappers still can be fun.

"Bathtub" =

Super long!

Merak resting!

One of these things is not like the other.

He was okay he had his Spiderman blanky!

"Free Willy" =

More flapper fun.

TD crack climbing.

I'll post more photos when Vince emails the ones he promised!


Saturday, January 2, 2010

Sitting at the Office

For those of you who've never been to Hueco Tanks you might not know that they only allow 70 people to visit North mountain a day. 60 with reservations and 10 walk in's. Today I'm in the walk-in group. It's quite competitive. I've been staying in the park campground this last week and if you want a walk in spot you have to get to the office early.

Like me at 5:30 am...

Now normally I wouldn't be so keen but it's Rich's last day and we need to get into the park.

Hueco is an awesome climbing area. But it could be better. It could be like every other area that you have free range.

So I'm sitting at the office waiting to go bouldering! Debating the three other cars beside me about waiting in the cars or standing in line by the door. It's -7 right now... 19 for you Yanks. I say we wait in the cars then make a made rush for the office at 8.

Keen to Climb!