Alaska

Posted on 14. Aug, 2007 by in Updates

Last week I was in Alaska for a fishing/hiking/family trip. It was my first time there and I was blown away by the stunning granduer of it all. It is by far the most amazing place I have ever been. It seems that if you are psyched on grizzly bears, glaciers, and specatular scenery then Alaska must be one of the best places in America, if not the world, to visit. I thouroughly enjoyed every bit of it. It was a very nice break. Here are some pictures I took. Enjoy.

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We did visit a very nice bouldering area called Hatcher Pass. The rock there was similiar to Mt. Evans, but generally better (more polished, less flakey). I saw several hard projects that looked very good in the V12 to V14 range. The scenery was of course amazing. The road to the Hatcher Pass boulders doesnt open until July 15, making for a very short season. Unfortunately, it rained the whole time we were up there. We were forced to go down the hill to a small area called Chikaloon. It wasn’t the best, but we had a nice time with the locals and I got to climb a problem in Alaska.

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Thanks for the tour.

3 Responses to “Alaska”

  1. Jamie's Mother

    14. Aug, 2007

    Jamie,

    Bless my heart! Did you take that photo of the bear? I don’t know what I do without you. Be safe.

  2. campusman

    15. Aug, 2007

    James, Angela

    Looks like alaska was good. While you were there I did a new climb in grand ledge. It has been a project for a few years. The holds are amazing, I will have to get a picture of the arete. It might be the hardest climb in grand ledge now. I am thinking v9/10.

    Jamie’s mother, in case you are in a scary situation about to be eaten by another animal just wink at them 😉 the discovery channel says it is for dominance, and often an unconcious behavior.

  3. campusman

    18. Aug, 2007

    I am calling the climb Max Scene’s Arete – named after my girlfriend Maxine

    Micro edge to a sloper to a slopey edge to an intermediate slot to a good edge to a jug, to v0 climbing for 6 feet

    awesome, super technical movement with very very sweet holds.
    planning on traveling up north in a few days for some dws.

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