Winter Not Coming Just Yet

Anyone else not ready for winter? I love skiing as much as anyone, but with such a mediocre fall and some nice days finally here, I still find myself wanting to be out on the rocks. W got to climb at the Black Cliffs outside of Boise, Idaho this weekend. It’s a nice local spot that stays really warm. We didn’t have a guidebook and it was fun just to walk up to a climb and see how it went. In our beta intensive climbing world that seems to be a rarity these days. Same thing happened to us in Eldo about a week ago when we climbed Yellow Spur. We originally planned on doing another line, but they were all taken and Yellow Spur was open. Normally I would probably go on Mountain Project and get the super double secret probation beta, but this time around I just had the brief guidebook description. And we had a blast. Seems like the last couple times out I’ve been learning to take the experience for what it is, and that has been super enjoyable.

Locals Corner

Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

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