Bouldering in the High Country

I don’t have much time to write on my personal blog so I’ll let the photos do the talkin’.  What a great place to live – to be able to climb boulders like this after work!

GCCBouldering-1

GCCBouldering-3

GCCBouldering-2

HP-40: A Worthy Boulderfield

A few weeks ago a few of us (Ryan, Sam & James) went down to Horse Pens for a few days.  We were able to sneak in two spliiiiiiter days before the rain came on Sunday morning.  By that point we weren’t too upset because we were all thrashed and most everyone’s tips were bleeding (see photos below).  The last few times I’ve been to HP-40 was for the Triple Crown comp so it was refreshing to spend a few days in late January with great temps and without crowds.  It was the first time for Ryan and James so Sam and I refused to get on anything except the three star CLASSICS!  And classy they are!!  We got on Man with the Chuffer Hand, Red Arrow, Groove Rider, Genesis, Spirit, Mortal Kombat (bling!), Honky Tonkin’, Bum Boy, Centerpede, Millipede just to name a few.  I got some revenge and sent Mortal Kombat on the first day (as well as James)!  MK is definitely in the top 10, probably top 5 best boulder problems I’ve ever done.  It’s a mega line.

As we worked through so many good problems, our fingertips started revealing evidence of too much sloper slappin’.  We climbed all day on Friday and Saturday capping it off with a proper night sesh on the Bum Boy Boulder.  I sent Millipede by the skin of my knees at the end of the night sesh – yowza!  James had the worst tips by far but he kept on getting after it until the very end.  Ryan had a great trip as well knocking out many good problems having never climbed on southeast sandstone before!  Horse Pens 40 is holding!

Ryan got a new phone that takes really nice photos and I was shooting some as well.  Enjoy the shots!