Thursday, November 3, 2011

My love for development

I have been developing route's for about 5 years now and new boulders for about 10 years. Over time I have found that this is what I love about climbing. It inspires me to take a peace of rock from untouched to a final climb. There is just some thing about the process that is incredibly hard and rewarding all at the same time.
Dave on Short Straw 11b 2007 Ozone
It all started with seeing some missing lines at Frenches dome. Dave and I worked cleaned and sent the lines and I fell in love with the process of putting up new routes. From there it went to Ozone and then to Enola were  I am still at work up there and will be for a couple years I think.
Dave on The Dark Lord 12c 2008 Ozone
Shain on Grace 12b 2009 Ozone
When it comes to putting up routes I think I hit my stride at Enola. What a beautiful place and the rock is incredible. Bullet hard and just barley there for holds. The first time I went there I fell in love with the climbing. I have now put up 10 routes there from 10b to 13a. I am looking forward to spring when I can head back up there for more.
The View From the top of Enola
Tymun on the FA of Grits& Gravy 12b 2009 Enola
Just writing this make me wish I was up there hanging of a rope putting in a new route. There is so much good rock still to bolt and climb it is incredible. Hear is a sequence from my 13a.

 I am always looking for the next line. Until next time keep crankin.

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