Archive for 'Alaska'
Posted on 02. Aug, 2011 by B3.
After all of this climbing we decided to take another rest day, this time in Denali National Park. We rode a shuttle bus to Eielson Visitor Center and along the way there and back observed 7 brown bears, 4 or 5 caribou, a fox, Dall Sheep and Mountain Goats. The scenery driving to Denali from [...]
Posted on 29. Jul, 2011 by B3.
The bouldering at Hatcher Pass is spread out. Small clusters of problems are sometimes separated by 45 minutes or more of hiking. Our car won’t make it up to the boulders, so depending on where we are climbing, we have to walk up the road, which can add another 45 minutes of hiking to the [...]
Posted on 28. Jul, 2011 by B3.
Rest days in Alaska might be better than climbing days. There are any number of oustanding things to do here, almost all of which involve getting outside. We decided to get out on a boat tour of Prince William Sound. The weather was perfect, and we saw six Humpback whales, Stellar sea lions, Harbor seals, [...]
Posted on 27. Jul, 2011 by B3.
There is so much rock here that it is impossible to resist the temptation to hike and look for some good projects. Part of the allure of spending time in a place like Alaska is going to an entirely new range of mountains and hiking, exploring and bouldering. This trip is somewhat of a recon [...]
Posted on 25. Jul, 2011 by B3.
After our wet but exciting first day, our hopes were high that we would soon get to climb some of the nice projects. The weather was sunny and we decided to stop by Drive By V10, which is a great problem right off the road. It’s nice to have some hard established problems to test [...]
Posted on 21. Jul, 2011 by B3.
Sunday Brian Capps and I left for Alaska, to explore the bouldering around the state. We left Boulder knowing there could be a lack of rock, an abundance of mosquitos, and a lot of hiking for relatively little reward. For me the opportunity to go to such an amazing place with the potential of finding [...]
Posted on 15. Jul, 2011 by B3.
On Sunday, Brian Capps and I are leaving for two weeks to one of the most beautiful places in the world, Alaska. We are going in hopes of putting up some amazing new bouldering, to hike, to view the animals, to fish and simply to experience all there is to experience in The Land of [...]