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Poudre Canyon

Posted on 09. Nov, 2009 by in Poudre Canyon

Saturday was a beautiful day in the Poudre Canyon. Last weekend the Front Range was inundated with snow and it was nice to have a day of gorgeous fall weather. We climbed at the Gandalf Area on some great established problems. The river was down and the sometimes epic crossing was pleasureable. It’s always a good idea to carry an old pair of shoes or waiters for the wintertime Poudre River crossings. I worked on Black Swam V12 (FA Blake Rutherford), which is the low start to the classic Gandolf and I also tried a nice project up the hill.

IMG_0428Gandalf himself leads the way

The Nerf Jug Project climbs out a nice roof on perfect rock and fairly easy climbing to a very hard lockoff/dyno. After ripping some skin on the sharp jug, Herm put a piece of tape over the edge. It certainly softened up the hold, but after peeling off the tape on several missed goes, I just took it off and did the move. I only did the hard move once after a lot of attempts and I would love to get back. Here are some pictures of the crew.

IMG_0447Herm on Black Swan V12

Black Swan climbs several hard crimping moves to a difficult lunge out right and then finishes up a classic highball and perfect rock.



IMG_0482Paul Dusatko on Do Not Name this Problem aka One Armed Scissor V10

IMG_0489Chris Craft on As Hard As They Come V9

IMG_0429Poudre River

4 Responses to “Poudre Canyon”

  1. Beau

    09. Nov, 2009


  2. sockhands

    09. Nov, 2009

    gandolf area sessions are always so fun. nice!

  3. Pdrizzle

    29. Nov, 2009

    Thanks for setting at Miramont Jamie, good shit!
    Dump Truck.

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