I had the wonderful privilege of spending a few days down in the Crestones with my good friend and fellow CMBG mountain guide Johnny MacKinnon for some alpine climbing last week. Our objectives were Crestone Needle 14,197 via the standard route and Crestone peak 14,294 via the red Couloir. Johnny and I meet Stan at the parking lot a few minutes before 6 pm and casually hiked 1.5 miles to the camping spot where we met the rest of the group tom, Tim, and Mike.
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I had the privilege of attending the 2009 summer Outdoor Retailer show with Brooks Range Mountaineering http://www.brooks-range.com/ in Salt Lake City…..And WOW! So much going on its crazy. A big thanks to Sterling rope http://www.sterlingrope.com/ for the 60m Fusion Nitro rope. I am a huge fan of Sterling and am currently on my 3rd Nano rope! Looking forward to the 50m Bi-colored Nano coming soon guys!! Oh ya it was really really hot in SLC!
Sunday, July 19, 2009
As a mountain guide I work with a variety of fine folks....and sometimes not so fine. I have had the privilege of taking out individuals, families, partners, camps, ect. This past week I had the wonderful privilege of taking out local CB kid and ripping skateboarder Kia Sherman for 2 days of rock-climbing, and it was good...
Over the 2 days we climbed together we were able to go up MT. Crested Butte via. Sunset Ridge and climb 6 pitches of quality granite in Taylor Canyon.
High up on MT CB with the town of Mt. Crested Butte below
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
Keeping it safe on Little Bear.
Summit of Little Bear
Summit of Little Bear
Had a great past few days of work down in Lake City, CO with the fine Moondace folks. We had 2 perfect days of weather (the first time all year!) And spent the afternoon cliping bolts on fine limestone! Now I am packing and getting ready for more work. On Monday I leave to go to Salt Lake City, UT for the annual summer OR show. I am looking forward to it so be sure to check back as I will be blogging and mobile blogging (with the crack berry)!!
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Almost on the Summit!
Well I have been saying this alot lately but I can't imagine work getting any better. The past few days have been busy with trips up MT. CB's "Sunset ridge" and more multi pitch rock guiding in Taylor Canyon. Well I will leave you with a few more pics, got to go pack for the next adventure.......