08 September 2016

Bouldering Needle Peak Guide Book!

It is time to release the guide book Bouldering Needle Peak!

It has actually been done for over a month now, but I wanted to wait for the bouldering season to begin so the guide can be used immediately. Enjoy!

A paper copy will be available in the next week as the final formatting issue are dealt with. The link will be provided to purchase a paper copy via Print on Demand (POD) format from blurb.com. It is full color and looks much like the PDF version. The sale price is only for printing costs and the actual time it took for me to construct the book, no profit. Those are not my boulders, it is not in my interest to make money on them, but to share them as public lands are meant to be shared. The motivation is the bouldering!

The PDF version is free for download for use on your digital devises as long as the link exists here. It is large (95.3MB), so be prepared. It is formatted for use on a phone or tablet with ease. Sale of the PDF version is strictly prohibited and information contained within is copyrighted, so cannot be used in other guide books without permission.


New editions of the paper book will occur only after sufficient development at Needle Peak justifies the reader needing to spend more money. The PDF version will update more frequently, ideally after each bouldering season in the spring and fall.

Thank you all for your contributions to the guide and contributions to Needle Peak Bouldering!

29 March 2016

Needle Peak: The Project Project

Well, it's Project Project time again, this time at Needle Peak. A place where the rock quality is too good to loose interest and spring season is prime. Since early March we've made a strong effort to complete all the last great projects at Needle Peak. The guide book I am working on (actually a free PDF and/or google map for all of you) is nearly complete, and the research has uncovered some forgotten places on the mountain. Beautiful rock and undone boulders found up to a decade ago, and for whatever reason we did not return to finish, are catching my interest. In some cases less than a hundred yards form the parking lot.

Two of the more eye catching lines were exactly that, less than a hundred yards from the parking lot! Here is a link to my Vimeo page for the FAs of The Deer Hunter and Krinklesac.

Spring comes in fits in Wyoming, so the progress has been slow enough. Sun on a single day might give enough time to finish something, but snow has rolled in more than not. Twice as many projects than days to climb them, but a few more will get done. A few more will not and there will be a project or two listed in the guide book. It is worth noting that I do not close a project, ever. So, get over to Needle Peak and put some chalk on the rock! If you do something new, let me know a name and grade and I will take a look and add it to the topos for the guide. Needle Peak is a treasure, go enjoy it this spring.