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Colorado trip and Limestone Cave Bouldering in Vermont!! - Sam Hayden

 
Colorado trip and Limestone Cave Bouldering in Vermont!! - Sam Hayden
Colorado trip and Limestone Cave Bouldering in Vermont!! - Sam Hayden
Colorado trip and Limestone Cave Bouldering in Vermont!! - Sam Hayden
Colorado trip and Limestone Cave Bouldering in Vermont!! - Sam Hayden
Colorado trip and Limestone Cave Bouldering in Vermont!! - Sam Hayden
 
May 20, 2012 - 
 

Colorado trip and a fantastic day bouldering at the recently found limestone cave in central Vermont!

A little slow getting to this post spring has been busy!

The trip out to Colorado in April was a blast!  Climbed at the Kluttergarden in Redcliff, Boulder Canyon, Wolcott, and Unaweep.  Got closer on my projects in Boulder Canyon...but couldn't quite get them in the one day we had there.  The Kluttergarden was amazing in Redcliff!  Fantastic stone, nice movement, secluded beautiful climbs!  If you are heading down I70 west then make a rest stop at the Wolcott boulders...nice solid sandstone, sweet highballs, and a monster endurance traverse around the big block with everything from aretes to crimps to monster gym-like pinches!

 
 

Unaweep is incredible...we did not know where to start...miles and miles and miles of beautiful sandstone blocks.  We could have spent a week here and only had 1/2 a day.  All styles of climbing here and much of it is accessible from your car.  If you hike a little you could get first ascents for ever!

The last day there we headed south and I climbed some fun granite on BLM land about 15 miles north of Buena Vista.  Cleaned a couple boulders and climbed 3 nice lines close to the road.

In VT we've been rained on pretty steady since we got back home.  I have been cleaning and working on some new projects.

The sun finally arrived this week and we got out there!  Steve Lulek my coach and Phil Samha from Green Mountain Roack Climbing Center have done a ton of work with my father cleaning a limestone cave that Steve found in central Vermont.  The cave goes back in about 10 feet and overhangs about 15 feet to the top at 35 feet high.  The formation is about 150 feet long by about 15 feet high at the low end and 35 feet high at the highest.

The sun was out and with the first 50 feet all cleaned I put up 5 new problems!  Super fun climbing, hard starts with the climbs easing up as soon as you reach slab with huge water formed jugs!  Video of three of the problems is on the blog as well as some pics of Colorado, the cave, and some nice limestone cliffs we found near the cave...time to rope up!

Still loving my Team 5.10's...the best shoes out there!

 

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