Feb 27, 2010

Poudre Canyon, Spring is Coming

I went to a new-to-me area for the tail end of the Ice Bloc season. The first boulder was on snow bridge, water was running under the boulder and 3ft behind the pads! It yielded 2 quality lines. The Green Line is one of the best lines I have climbed lately.

Green Line, V7 - SDS on slopers, make a couple of moves to get established for big move out left
Yellow Line, V4 - SDS to crimps, traverse left until it feels okay to finish

Sketchy Landing

The second boulder was 20ft upstream from the first.
The rock was less compact than the first one with yummy golden granite slopers.

Pink Line, V5 - SDS, crimps to slopers, back to crimp finish
Red, V2/3 - SDS, powerful sloper moves, exit via ramp to avoid loose blocks

This wall is on the border between high ball boulder and short sport climbing.

I missed the window for this bloc, the ice is breaking up under it.

Postholing through the ice into the river.