Spring Time at Lincoln Woods Providence, RI

A few images from when Ben, and I spent a sunny afternoon in the quiet refuge of Lincoln Woods.  Hope you enjoy! 

Weekend of Ice Climbing | Frankenstein Cliffs & Lake Willoughby

A trek to Angel Cakes: a 60ft missile we spotted from the road, about an hour and a half up the mountain.


We noticed the bail screw about a 1/3 the way up the route.  Definitely a cause for discussion -which ensued- and was then followed shortly with an exploratory lead by Aaron.  Only once he was a bit closer to the screw, did he see the whole column had not only a fracture running the length of  it, but a defining ice-ledge from which the ice had slid on.  After a quick lower off of the suddenly-handy screw, we knew our time with Angel Cakes was over.

Twenty Below 0 Gully: 3 Pitches of WI4. Malcolm, he and his buddy cruised up Glace menagerie.  Both strong climbers, nice dudes!

Talkeenta Mountains | Alaska

Some images from my time spent a few ranges back in the Talkeenta mountains last summer.  We had a some friends fly us and our gear in, then set up a comfortable base camp for a relaxing week long peak baggin’ trip.  Classic alaskan getaway.

 

Utah

Earlier this spring a spent nearly 3 weeks exploring the deserts of southern Utah.  Zion, Bryce, Escalante, The Capitol Reef, and the San Rafael Swell.  Needless to say I took too many pictures. There are many more to come, but here’s a few to get  you started.

And a couple from my time Climbing in Indian Creek:

MetroRock’s Dark Horse Bouldering Finals 2011 | Boston, MA

Pat Bagley  called me up and invited me along to cover Metro Rock’s 2nd annual Dark Horse Competition’s Finals at their Everett Location.  After the afternoon’s citizen’s cup, the renowned setters moved in for a quick changeover to the finals problems.  I hope you enjoy these few favorites of mine from throughout the evening.

The crowds filled all available space and were amped up by the time the women’s finals kicked off.

Brian Kim pondering his first.  Later, he works interesting beta of the final problem.

Daniel Woods about halfway through his flash of problem #5.  There wasn’t much deliberating on who took the evening.