Recently it has been hard for me to find time off from work to go bouldering outside. After talking with my manager, I started getting more weekends off. I have been spending those weekends in Rocky Mountain National Park. Right Now the temps in Upper Chaos are good enough to send some projects.
During my most recent trip to Upper Chaos I got on several different problems. My first send of the day was Skipper D. This problem is super classic, definitely one of the best best lines in Upper chaos.
Next, I hiked to the El Jorge boulder. First, I got on Right El Jorge. This problem was very unique. I had a little trouble figuring out the beta for this problem. Once I learned the beta, this I sent this problem. I also sent Far Left El Jorge/The Core. This is another classic line on the same boulder. I haven’t been climbing outside as often as I’d like to, so having sent three challenging boulders I was psyched.
After I sent those problems, I knew it was time to start trying something hard. Mirkwood Sit_V11 is now my new project. This problem is a steep crimpy line. After having a few sessions on it, I learned how to do all of the moves. I am super psyched to get back onto this great boulder, and I am planning on getting outside as much as possible before school starts!