Monday, November 18, 2013

The Talisman

Today Thad and I made it out to climb 'The Talisman' which is just outside of Ouray.  It's in fat right now and we had a great day for it!  The only issue we encountered was the gate getting closed and locked while we were climbing, so at the end of the day so we couldn't get back to Ouray.  Luckily the Sheriff came up to let us out!

Thursday, November 14, 2013

Winter Mountaineering on Mount Sneffels

Ivan and I were able to make it up into Yankee Boy Basin this week to do some winter mountaineering.  We enjoyed great Colorado weather the whole trip and were able to summit Mount Sneffels (14,150')!

Ridgeway Biking

Amanda and I were able to get away last Saturday to visit Thadd, Marie and Mazzy in Ouray.  We got a nap, a bike ride, a soak at Orvis, and some great time visiting good friends!

Sunday, November 10, 2013


Matt and I climbed Infared on Big Bend Butte in Moab a few years ago and eyeballed the two routes to our left as we rappelled off the butte.  I wanted to get out and check out Clearlight and gave Matt a call last week.  Unfortunately he couldn't make it.  Fortunately Bill was available and we made plans.  Clearlight was a great route and on the descent I was able to climb Dolomite Wall's amazing off-width pitches.  Great day in the desert!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Winter in the San Juans

Saturday Tim and I were able to get out and climb Snowdon.  Although it's still fall in Durango, it most definitely is winter above 10,000'.  I'm pretty sure I can speak for both of us when I say, that we were thankful for every layer we brought.
Enjoying the crisp morning!

Snowdon still a ways off.

Last few steps to the top!

Heading back down.

Finally really starting to warm up.

It's hard to beat a cloudless Colorado day.
Climbing with Tim is always a blast.  He is super positive and always raving about the amazing views.  As much as I try not to take the San Juan Mountains for granted, Tim always helps me to appreciate my surroundings.  It was great climbing with you Tim!  See you soon.