August 02, 2009

life in east idaho


Downtown Ririe, Idaho. Heather and I live about 3 miles north of Ririe. This scene happens on a weekly basis. No Stergis bound bikers; it's just the routine stop on Saturday! I've seen nearly a hundred bikes lined up on Main St. from time to time. Lot's of leather, tattoo's and beards.


Here are a couple of images of Heather on Matt's new Weeping Cave route, "Hoss, Moss, and Chaos". A cool traversing pumping line on jugs to difficult crux at the very end. On Heather's first go, the clipping hold at the second bolt broke off, sending her crashing into the rocks and boulders at the base of the route. Un-injured, she summoned the courage to get on it again!


Matt also drilled another route right of Sasquatch but we did not have time to get check it out. I spent some more time working on the Basilisk and was able to climb to the upper crux without falling off! The bulge at the top will definitely require some specific crimp strength training in order for me to pull it off, but it's such a good line, i really want to put the time into it. I still need to move a few bolts for it to be complete. It's gonna be so good!
ELI WATKINS YOU STILL NEED TO GIVE ME YOUR PHONE NUMBER AND EMAIL ADDRESS!! deanlords@gmail.com