Thursday, July 29, 2010

Gomez gives it a shot too.

Kris on mantle problem

Gomez Bouldering at Flagstaff

Gomez sending a cool traverse problem

Gomez really needs new shoes.

Flagstaff Bouldering

Ken met up with two college buddies who live in Boulder to boulder after they got off work. The problems were good but a little hard for my current conditioning. This is Kris tring to get started on a reachy problem.

Ken on the Lower Fin of Mt Sanitas. Center Crack V0

We also did the right side route and undercling fun V0. The Center route was harder than both or just more committing.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

The view from the Kitchen

On the 28th my parents closed on their foreclosure purchase in Boulder. It will be a fun house. Keith, Jill, Jen, and Jill's dad Joe all helped my parents unload the moving truck. They brought too much stuff with them from Lincoln that they don't need or want and were scolded not to do it again. We anticipate 4 more truck loads of there stuff before they are done.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

View From the house

On the 27th we went for a final walk through of my parents new house before they go to sign the loan papers on the 28th. The house needs a lot of work but it has great views. Good times.

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Anja likes it at the spot

Anja in the cave area of the spot

Anja at The Spot

The Spot Bouldering gym

Anja worked on storing our stuff and I ran house errons with Keith. At the end of the day Anja headed over to The Spot boulding gym


Laura's mom talked Anja into playing the piano at Laura's party and then Laura took a turn for a little while.

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Laura's 30th birthday party

We came down to Littleton, CO for Laura's 30th birthday party. Anja and Laura have been friends since childhood and Laura was one of our bridesmaid's.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Boulder Canyon Climbing

Ken leading up the first 5.9 pitch of Staying Alive on Tonnere Tower at 7.6 miles up the canyon. The second pitch was 5.10a with 13 bolts. We are still very confused by the climbing in Boulder Canyon. We'd always heard about the bold climbs of Boulder, well these are not them. we also did the first pitches of Total Eclipse 5.10a, Tag Team 5.10+ and the really great Sidekick 5.10d.

Boulder Canyon Climbing

to get to the climbing we did a tyrolean traverse over Boulder Creek. This is Anja's friend Dana she met at The Spot climbing gym.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Mt Sanitas

We went for a hike up Mt Sanitas. About 3 mile loop. Funny we saw signs about bears and at the end of the loop a black bear and cub were rumored to be in the creek and part of the trail was closed.

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

work day

Anja spent the day working on a project for UCLA. I spent the day building storage racks for the crawl space at Keith and Jill's house.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Great view of Boulder

We went up baseline trail to amphitheater trail to ridge line trail to ranger trail and down Georgy trail. it was a nice loop with some great views. took about 1 hr 45 min. Anja is going to work on stuff for Irvin the rest of the day.

Boulder hike

we went on a conditioning hike in Boulder. still feeling out of shape and out of breath quickly at alitude but getting better.

Hiking near flatirons: Saddlerock trail to Gregory trail at EveryTrail
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Sunday, July 18, 2010

flatiron 1, pitch 3

Thunder and lightening have resurfaced, so we used the anchor that we found. The rain stuck around for a while, so we were happy with the bail decision and made it down and home without a problem.

It rained so we traversed left in case a bail off was needed. found a shiney new anchor but now we are not sure if we can head up from here without pulling some roofs.

Climbing the 1st flatiron

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Ken climbs the 1st flatiron

Ken climbs while Catherine belays.

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Ken crossing boulder creek

to get to the sport park we had to cross the creek but there was a nice hand line.

Anja on rappel

in addition to the two pictured climb we did: dutch oven 5.9, wavy gravy 5.10a tr, monkey bob 5.8, and thre fix 5.11a. Anja loved the fix but didn't think it was 11a but ken couldn't pull the roof move so?

Anja on choss temple pilots 5.8

Anja onchasing sticks 5.9

Sport Park

With a name like sport park Anja had to go there. this is the south face

Boulder Canyon

We climbed in Boulder Canyon today

Friday, July 16, 2010

Anja climbs some more

Ram gets on a v4

Ram climbs again!

it has been like 2 years since Ram climbed guess we just had to drag him to Colorado to get him climbing.


we headed out to go bouldering at morrison, co before Ram has to fly home to LA.

Thursday, July 15, 2010


we drove all night and made it to boulder at 6 am. tired but happy to be here and done driving.

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

We've entered colorado. 12:45 am. Onward.


we passed through the virgin river gorge and made cedar city, ut


last night we made it to vegas. ram's friend richard lives here and offered us a bed for the night. good nights sleep!

Tuesday, July 13, 2010


we made it to barstow. 914 miles to go, onward!

new front brakes

these guys got the rotors machined, new calipers, and pads thrown on in just under 2 hours and finished at 9 pm. cost $384. not bad for that and staying late. cheers guys!