Mt. Evans

Mt. Evans

Posted on 25. Aug, 2010 by in News

“Wolverineland” has been such a source of motivation, inspiration and psyche this summer. Climbing on a regular basis with Dave Graham, Daniel Woods, Brian Capps, Luke Parady and Chad Greedy has been great. All of these individuals exemplify a commitment to putting up new problems, a seeming lifelong devotion to bouldering, and an infectious psyche. After climbing we walk over to Dave’s place and discuss the days events, talk about new problems, new beta and get motivated for the next session. It really is a perfect situation and I am very fortunate to be a part of such a good group. While the bickering on the internet continues elsewhere, I went back to Lincoln Lake with this great group yesterday. Dave finished off Stuntin’ Season V13 and we had a good session on Evil Backwards V14. The tundra is becoming red and orange ever so slowly. We walked out with no headlamps, above the trees, and the dramatic landscape was draped in the pale moonlight from a full moon. The summit of Evans itself was ensconced in ghostly clouds. Enough to give any climber a moment of pause.
There are still a bunch of hard projects waiting to be climbed. At the top of the list are The Wall Project, The Alma Blanca Project, The Project Left of Small Arms, a crimpy line up from Small Arms, The Black Roof, a steep line near Exfoliator, and most importantly an amazing new roof near KJ’s highball arete. This new roof is four hard moves on perfect rock. A sick new power probem that looks to be at least V14. It really is unbelievable.
I will be back in MI this weekend, and perhaps I will get out, or perhaps I will just rest up for the coming fall.

IMG_7974 Capps on Bebe Wolverine

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IMG_7993Lincoln Lake, still as glass in the evening.

3 Responses to “Mt. Evans”

  1. david C.

    26. Aug, 2010

    Old boy B making it look easy.

  2. kevin

    26. Aug, 2010

    nice pics. quite summer out there.

  3. kevin

    26. Aug, 2010

    I meant quite a summer out their. keep the updates coming.

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