Sunday, May 13, 2012

Lola Lake Chutes

There is still some good skiing to be had out there! Bob and I threw a quick trip together to check on the Lola Lake area. I was thinking that we would just be blasting some corn on some faces, but the chutes were filled in and perfectly softening up when we got to the top! So I dropped into one and booted up another. We then ran a lap from the top of Lola point on perfect corn.

There is some dirt crossing on the lower elevations. Although, if you were going to ski Copper, you could probably stay on snow if you were following the drainage up to the N. side. 

I've been training mostly for sport climbing, so I thought that my cardio would be an issue, but it wasn't. I fueled entirely on GU gels and lot's of water. I could have used some Hammer Perpetuem to fill in the lows the GU brought. Bob says that the 10 pounds of ski fat that I lost was probably the difference. Maybe. We had an Alpine start, so we were back in town with plenty of time for yard work and Birthday parties!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

4/20 Weekend at Hell's

We went to Hell's Canyon and met up with Yoder and crew. Dave puts on the 4/20 event and there was a good turn out. Climbed up at Sleeping Monster wall. It has steep slabs that made my brain hum! Great weekend to be out. Also great for the ticks, snakes and poison ivy!

 The ticks are almost as big as a power pole.

Can you see the Sleeping Monster?

Friday, April 20, 2012

Climbing within 220 Miles

Hell's Canyon Limestone

This is just a quick post with the places that I like to climb withing a 3-4 hour drive of Boise. There is a link to the current weather of each location and driving distance/time from Boise. I will try to evolve this into something more... maybe.

Black Cliffs
Basalt sport/trad climbing
Drive:  16.8 mi – about 31 mins

Burnt River
Limestone sport climbing.
Drive:  115 mi – about 2 hours 40 mins

Granite sport/trad climbing
Drive:  115 mi – about 3 hours 19 mins

Basalt sport/trad climbing (Steep)
Drive:  138 mi – about 2 hours 28 mins

Hell's Canyon
Limestone sport climbing
Drive:  152 mi – about 3 hours 37 mins

Castle Rocks
Granite sport/trad climbing
Drive:  211 mi – about 3 hours 49 mins

City of Rocks
Granite sport/trad climbing
Drive:  218 mi – about 4 hours 4 mins