Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Interesting Article - Pearls Before Breakfast

This article is not directly related to climbing, but I found it fascinating and wanted to share it.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Some photos from Red Rocks

Well once again things have slowed down on the climbing front. This weekend ended up being spent relearning the basics of Banach and Hilbert spaces, a topic I haven't really thought about in detail since I passed my comprehensive exams at UNH way back in 2002, but one that I need to know by the summer. Needless to say, not much time was left for climbing. So instead, here are a few of my favorite photos from Laura's & my trip to Red Rock last November with Pat & Madeline. I'll be adding to this slideshow as I go through and organize the photos. Click on the slideshow to go to the album and see the full-size versions.


Monday, April 21, 2008

A Slow Return

Things are slowly returning to normal now that the wedding has passed. (A slideshow of the ceremony can be found here - check it out! ) That means that Laura and I have been able to climb a little bit again. We've mostly been sport climbing at Milagrosa and trying to get back in shape, but we did spend a couple days bouldering at the summit of Mt. Lemmon. We put together a short video of a couple problems we tried up there - Laura got a first ascent and I almost sent a line that was done years ago, but seldom gets any attention due to its location. Nevertheless, it's one of the best boulder problems on the mountain. The line follows a rising seam up an overhung face until the seam peters out and you've got to make a big move to a jug at the lip of the boulder. One of those problems where each move is just a tad harder than the last, until you're done. I wasn't able to track down the name of the first ascensionist, though I'd wager it was Bob Murray - he's seems to be credited with the FA of most of the hard boulder problems on the mountain. I was able to find a grade of B1+ for the problem, though, which I guess dates it pretty well. Enjoy...