With snow still falling in areas of Colorado and winds blowing from the west over the Rockies the weather has not been the best for rock climbing since the first two days. Luckily there are plenty of hills around covered in snow to walk up.
Our Jeep driving down Boulder Canyon
Sharon on the top of Sugarloaf Mountain 9000' Boulder in the background.
Sharon walking in Eldorado Canyon, scene of many famous rock climbs.
Looking west over the great plains.
Name the famous route (clue the arete has been climbed with no clothes on)
You might get the impression from the blog that the last year has been quiet and that nothing has happened. Actually, it has been busy .... but not recorded! For an overview of the winter's caving activities see the Thursday Night Club Blog.
This Easter we flew to Denver (via Los Angeles) using the vouchers we got for flying home first class last Easter with the intention of trying the climbing in a different part of the USA.
Sharon walking up to Flatiron 1 above Boulder, Colorado to do the East Face.
Pitch 8 leading to the summit ridge
We climbed the East Face route on Flatiron 1 a ten pitch route. The snow on some pitches added to the interest.