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As of Late - Ryan Silven

 
As of Late - Ryan Silven
 
June 13, 2012 -  Ryan Silven    
 

Well, it's been a little while since my last blog post. Luckily the lack of blogging does not mean a lack of climbing! In fact, I feel like this has been a couple of the busiest climbing months I've had. From a couple trips to Joe's in April to quick, after-work sessions up in the magical Wild Basin I've been doing everything I can to climb outside. Here in Colorado there are almost too many options for where to climb this time of year. The gym has become an oddity for me and that's OK. I feel like it's even better for me to try my hardest outside 4-5 times a week, even if it's just for a short session, than it is for me to log hour after hour inside.

 
 

This has been a season for exploration and development. All across Colorado's Front Range new boulders and problems have been unearthed (or resurrected) by many a psyched boulderer. I was not immune to this first ascent fever either. Besides a few obscurities near Boulder my primary area of focus has been the Wild Basin region of RMNP. This majestic moraine near Allenspark saw plenty of attention from a willing crew. Boulders were found and cleaned, trails made, and good times were had. I even scared some bears up a tree! Here's a little video Cameron Maier made for Kavu of me cleaning and sending a new boulder in a remote corner of Wild Basin. Dubbed "Keep it Krill" for its whale-like appearance, this aesthetic boulder features perfect grey granite and friendly, sloping holds. Check it out!

 

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