Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Yeti goes down in a blazing flame of group enthusiasm.

After climbing to—and then backing off from—the mantle of Yeti for a number of sessions, Mary finally decided it was time to send. Everyone was there: Bernd, Hjordis, Finn, Thomas Townsend (new guy), Bret, Layne, and Sophia. With pads galore and a small crowd churning out psyche, we finished off today's session in style.

Yeah, that's my wife.

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Saturday, August 20, 2011

First Ascent: Trebuchet



Sorry folks: no gratuitous action shot; no wide-angle, color-corrected flaunting of back muscles; no digitally photographed hustle or bustle. In fact, I don't even have a picture of your's truly climbing—anything. What I do have is a self-taken iphone portrait--post-send--of me about to consume a Butterscotch-Chocolate Cookie.

Kyle, thanks for letting yourself be convinced in to hiking up an obscure canyon, only to spend a perfectly good Sunday afternoon belaying me on the first ascent of Trebuchet. You are a true gentleman. Piper, thank you for the cookies. Sending may not have occurred without them.

Someone, PLEASE go do this route. You won't regret it.