Monday, September 20

beloved reruns

I've been doing quite a bit of climbing up at the Monastery near Estes Park recently. This has been one of my favorite cliffs for quite some time, and I'm always excited to hike in, enjoy this amazing place, and repeat some of the best routes in Colorado.

Although I do like the occasional plastic session, on a nice day I would always prefer to train outdoors. I've repeated routes at my local top choice crags countless times- as I would a route set in the gym- and the best quality routes simply never get old. This particular cliff has got a great selection of hard routes that are the perfect training grounds for my upcoming goals in the East (leaving in 2 weeks!!).. not to mention that the fall colors are approaching their peak, and my girlfriend Paige Claassen, along with most of the crew, are super psyched on this cliff as well- It's hard not to be..
Nick Duttle puts down Mike Wray's, 'The Quickening' 13c
Kaelen Williams puts in an effort on 'Dreamcatcher' 13c/d
Tony Yao takes a break from Rifle on 'Quickening'