i haven’t posted anything on here in awhile and i’m not sure why i should , or shouldn’t? i’ll just update ya’ll on my life and “climbing life” i guess.
this spring was a really wet one and forced many folks out of the usual rifle madness, which was fine with me. there’s so many new and better places to climb limestone locally anyway. so i spent most of the spring and early summer at the Hogwarts areas in Newcastle. no lines, not greasy, no traffic, and quiet. the rest of the summer was spent mostly on Indy Pass in Aspen. its usually hard to get up there because of the lack of partners the climb harder than 5.11 in that town.
lately I’ve been back at it in the Black Canyon. i actually just climbed my 51st route there. its just such a special place for the capable big route climber. full adventure and commitment every time you enter the canyon. i think the south rim is really starting to get more traffic also. it does have some of the best and biggest routes there. my favorites this season are Burl Girl .12-, Event Horizon .12, and the Free Nose .12c, on the north rim.
other than the climbing i am just just loving the fun and challenge and excitement of reliving my childhood by raising my son. i never thought that one day i would be sitting down at the table after work and helping Samuel with his kindergarten homework or teaching him the do’s and don’ts of life. its hard at times but usually totally worth the inner payoff of that unconditional love he and i have for each other.