Thursday, September 24, 2009

Bouldering Gym...

There is a new bouldering gym in town and it's awesome! It's called The Boise Front. We went to the grand opening along with quite a few other people.

The walls have a lot of angles and transitions. There was always room to get on the wall and try a problem. I don't think that they will have a problem accommodating a large number of users. Which is very nice since with Winter coming on, I think we may join up. We have a home wall, but it's not even in the same stratosphere as this place!

The roof section is impressive. I didn't give it a go, but Kaden tried it and said it was hard! There were some animals there that cruised it.

The wall angles back to vertical and has problems that everyone can enjoy. I really liked how they were set. Not just crimpers and dynos. You had to have good balance and your footwork dialed in. I like to figure out sequences and this place didn't disappoint.

They have a separate area for kids and others. They have a nice top-rope rig set up in that area also if your kids don't like dropping from 20 feet up.

They even use the wall that divides the climbing area from the hallway for a traverse wall. I love a good burning traverse!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Pocatello Pump

We enjoyed ourselves in Pocatello and at The Pump. I didn't compete this year, but the wife and kids did. Everyone did their best and Sierra was 2nd in her division.

The raffle was great! Rope rug, Acopa shoes, water filter and more! This was our second year going and I think it's going to be a tradition. I have gone before, but I was really young. Great event and great people!