April 11, 2009

Joe's Valley madness

Do crash pad's float?

Warm up exercises

Flashing a really cool V5 highball called Twilight

Working on a new problem high up in the left fork

Camp Idaho in Joe's Valley

Blake H. making faces on Low Tide

Matt working on a different kind of Dyno start!

A fast and fun filled four days of bouldering in Joe's Valley, Utah. We drove in at 2 a.m. on Tuesday and headed for home early, early this morning. I learned a lot about bouldering and will definitely go back for more. I've got some things i want to finish up down there and i'm sure there are many other beautiful problems to check out also.

It was fun to road trip with Hanamaikai again. We seem to work well together on the road and both share a passion for exploration and rock climbing. She keeps me in balance nearly as well as my wife! She's been really sick for a long time and spent a lot of time dealing with debilitating symptoms all winter. She is just getting fit again and as always full of motivation to try even highballs with scary landings! Nice work Hanamaikia!!

I made some new friends and got more acquainted with some of the guys from Idaho Falls that i don't know that well. I've always been impressed with Chad, Blake, Matt and that whole crew of talented boulderer's. I felt instantly accepted and was motivated by their kindness. Bouldering is fun with these guys and i look forward to climbing with them again in the future. I'm gonna work on my rock throwin', leg humpin', and off the wall dyno's so next time i'll feel comfortable enough to join in!

Christine and her friend Ian were also in Joe's. It was fun hanging out with those guys too. In just a few short days, Christine and i will be on the red-eye out of SLC - headed for Kentucky and West Virginia until the 26th! YEEEHAAAA!