Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bouldering in the Red

Two days in at the Red and it's been pretty awesome. There's a whole crew from Ottawa here right now and it's pretty sweet to be climbing and chilling with some familiar faces. We are all staying at Lago Linda's and I have to say it's super chill compared to the madness of Miguel's.

Yesterday was a pretty easy day of sport climbing and today I managed to convince Kristal to go bouldering. To put it in perspective the guidebook contains over 600 trad routes, 500 sport routes and a grand total of 11 boulder problems. Needless to say this isn't a bouldering destination, so I was pretty happy to be climbing in my element for a while. Below is The Pearl at Eastern Sky Bridge Ridge.

We were also planning to hit up a nice easy trad route but managed to get lost on the way to the crag. What was supposed to be an easy 20 minute approach turned into an hour and a half epic, with much bushwhacking through dense underbrush. Wearing sandals. We eventually made it, but by the time we got there we were pretty short on daylight. We were both pretty spent anyway so we called it a day.

As long as the weather holds, tomorrow will be an entire day of trad climbing. Kristal is pretty excited. I will try my best to climb through the fear...

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