So I think i'm better at running right now than I am at climbing. Ugh.
Not a whole lot going on over here right now. Katie, Ian and Cory met up with Zach from the Twin Cities the last couple days and showed him around the lake a bit. He seems to like it, specifically our bouldering community, which I think is pretty cool. A few years ago it was most definitely not like this and it's nice to get a new perspective from an out of town climber.
So thanks Zach.
It seems they've found a couple new boulders in the East Bluff talus and Zach at least did Rampart Roof which sounded somewhat terrifying, according to Katie. Not sure what else went down but it sounded like a good day. Now someone in that crew just needs to post the new boulders to MP.
On a separate note Dobbe is organizing a really cool event on September 10th at Governor Dodge. He'll be throwing together a Triple Crown style bouldering competition at Group Camp B, Barrel Ridge and the Lonely Boulders. At least I think those are the areas. As far as I know all the proceeds are going to the newly formed Wisconsin Climbers Association which will be actively working towards securing access in Wisconsin.
This is something that I know Dobbe and company have put a lot of work into and it's something that was needed around here. The cost is only $30 for a membership so plan on going to this and having a good time.
Here are the details:
Awards and Drinks at 6
The format will be cumulative, as in count up your points as you go. No 10 problem minimum or anything like that, just do as many problems as you can. Should be nice and simple.
You're also encouraged to bring a bike to ride around from area to area. It sounds like the plan is to have pads already at many of the boulder problems and I think thats a really cool way to go about it all. So take a close look at the poster above, plan on being in Dodgeville and get ready for what should be an awesome time.
I know already some people from Minneapolis are planning on coming out which is awesome!