Sunday, December 29, 2013

Team Marianna In Red Rocks

Paul, Joey, Richie and Marianna are out at Red Rocks climbing now. I know they've done several routes, including "Cat in the Hat", "Great Red Book," and "Crimson Chrysalis." Here they are on "Great Red Book." Look at those big, strong, muscular men. I'm sure Marianna guided them to the top.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Ice Monkey Dyno

Yesterday, at Franklin Bridge, Peter invented the "Ice Monkey Dyno." Here is a short version of him demonstrating.

Here is a longer version of us climbing yesterday including a failed "Ice Monkey Death Dyno."

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Climbing At Franklin

Peter & I went climbing today at Franklin. Ice is a little thin, but there's a great icicle. Here's Peter rapping down on our new bolts.

 Here's Peter rainbowing up the back of the icicle.

And here's what happens when a chuck of ice hits your face.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Chamois Outrunning An Avalanche

It's tough enough being a goat in the mountains, what with the bad weather and steep cliffs. (Plus, these goats need to know French.) Then along comes an avalanche. Some of these goats don't run away quickly enough and are caught in the avalanche. But....just watch.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Some New Bolts

Today we added 4 new bolts at Franklin bridge. Two in the middle of the span and two over to the left. There is also a 3rd set over on the right, on the concrete ledge of the bridge. The one we added in the middle, is up above the creek so it should never be covered in snow or ice. The one we added on the left, will probably be covered by snow but shouldn't get iced over.