We all warmed up on new lines in a sleet storm with huge dark clouds growing around us. The day looked doomed. Then, like a Hollywood movie where the heroes struggles are rewarded by sun splitting the dark clouds, we were in the light of a beautiful and perfect day. We bouldered like crazy.
Now, I don't have much time for the this post, so I will let pictures show the day.
|April Showers V2. The warm up i put up in the Sleet Storm|
|Ivy League Prow V4|
|Nick's Project. A very technical wall on the edge of the great plains.|
|Seth on the FA of Death of a Sienna V1. The steeper scooped wall to the right is a nice V8 named Shooting Star.|
Brian pulls in on my passenger side and asks "How's my bumper?" Apparently he and Nick had heard a noise when they first started down the dirt road 30+ miles back. The side view mirror had shown a loose bumper and that's apparently all, so they hammered it at 50mph to the boulders.
Seth, looking from the passenger side window of my jeep does a text book double take and asks "what about your tire? It's gone! Holly shit it's gone". Gone it was, a long while back. If you have ever asked how far a vehicle can go on a rim, I can tell you it is at least 35 miles of bad roads at a pretty good pace. Seth fell on the ground laughing at the site. I lost it and cried too. Brian was a good sport and laughed with us throwing in a few moments of concern and cussing. Nick kept on it with "I told you we should have stopped" and "I heard something in the wheel well". "Yeah, that something was the tire tearing apart the bumper". Classic. We went to get his spair from under the vehicle and found is other back tire flat. The Sienna had had it. Wyoming can be extremely brutal but the bouldering is outstanding. We got the van out to the county road and went bouldering.
|Seth nabbed the FA of a fantastic and big line on the Evening Wall. This Will Destroy You V4|
|Brian was rewarded with a quick second ascent of the line.|
|Nick set his sights on a very steep V5 I had put up last visit. Both he and Brian were close. Nick showed an interest in traversing the entire evening wall. Something I hope he comes back and does!|