A7-V1 (V1) - heel hook out the chalked up edges on the outside of the roof then throw for the top.

Training Week 1: Bouldering in the Snow

This week’s bouldering training started out well on Monday when I went to explore an area I haven’t spent much time in before — the Satellite boulders in between the 2nd and 3rd flatirons. I’d been to the Satellites a few times before but I hadn’t really done too many of the problems, so on…

V4 in 4 Months

After climbing the Petit I’ve kind of changed pace a bit. When I first moved to Boulder I really, really wanted to do one of the 50 classics — so most of my climbing/training was centered around that. I tried to climb as many trad pitches as possible, with maybe the odd sport pitch here…

Petit Grepon – South Face

The South Face of the Petit Grepon in Rocky Mountain National Park is included in Roper and Steck’s “50 Classic Climbs of North America” and is one of the most popular alpine climbs in the Colorado area.  Checking in at only 5.8, it would seem to be an ideal “starter” climb for the aspiring alpine…

The Sanitarium

Dakota Ridge Bouldering (Part 1)

Very close to the Mount Sanitas bouldering area is another spot I’ve come to enjoy along the nearby Dakota Ridge trail.  It has the flat landings and easy traverses of Mount Sanitas without the constant stream of hikers behind you (which can be a bit distracting at times). The boulders are somewhat secluded, a little…

Airy views along the traverse

South Ridge of North Arapahoe Peak

North Arapahoe Peak is the highest peak in the Indian peaks wilderness (13, 502ft), and the South Ridge traverse is the most direct way to get there.  I just did the traverse this past weekend on 6/30 in mostly dry conditions (save for a bit of rain on the descent) and had a blast. The…

yerGonnaDie

Multi-Pitch Belay Anchors

I climb a fair bit of multi-pitch trad, and I’ve noticed that like most things related to climbing, belay anchors are something that everyone seems to do differently, and everyone seems to think that unless you do it their way, well, I thought I’d do a quick run down of the multi-pitch anchoring systems I…