Monday, March 28, 2011

Trailers, spring, injury and new authors

A beautiful Saturday out in the Trailer Boulders...t-shirt weather for the majority. Kalah and I headed out with a late day start and still managed a good session, a testament to the longer days.

Much of the day was spent exploring new boulders and problems...and coming to terms that I need to chill out if I'm ever going to heal. For the last 3 months both of my middle fingers have been pretty trashed...stubbornness, the Lazy V Bar and continual weekend sessions has left little time for me to heal. I am currently popping MSM and glucosamine in hopes of speeding up the process, and trying to take it easy on the fingers...hopefully I can shift focus to mapping and cross-training(exploring) long enough to heal...but spring is a tough time to try and chill...any other supplements I should be taking?!

I'm also very happy to announce we're adding 2 new authors to the blog. Patrick Odenbeck has been exploring, climbing and developing in the Boulder Batholith for the past 6 years or so. It's great to find another individual out there exploring the vastness of the Boulder Batholith and very cool to find that we have been exploring some of the same areas...psyched to have Patrick on the blog and to combine forces for greater knowledge of the area.

Clay Adams is also joining the blog once we work out a couple hitches. Clay has been joining us on Batholith missions for the last couple years, as well heading out on his own. Clay has been particularly active in the Isolated Boulders and the Northern Bourbons, pushing development along the northeast ridge. Both will be great additions to the blog, and should be great voices for the area.

Here are a couple pics from the weekend and another short video from the trailers...All new problems, Palm Pilot was put up by Patrick Odenbeck 2 weeks ago, the other 2 are from Saturday...Dagmar's sds will go, I just didn't want to stress the fingers...




New moderate...2 other new problems on this boulder, and one 'project' that was too much for my injured fingers.



featured lowball overhang(hidden in the shade) and a lowball a-frame(in the sun) that's about 15 feet long...looked alot like Hotdog in the hallway...



Also, Lynn Hill (along with Whit Magro) will be speaking at the Emerson here in Bozeman this Wednesday to benefit the Bozeman Boulders Initiative. Please come down for what should be a great event!

details here:
http://bozemanboulders.blogspot.com/2011/03/nltc-presents-lynn-hill-and-evolution.html

Cheers!

4 comments:

boulderingmontana.com said...

Bummer about the fingers. I think it's been about 3 years since I've had healthy fingers. I'm in the middle of a month off for a pulley strain and a stress fracture (new one for me) from Bishop. Do you know if they're tendon/pulley issues?

-EC

TK said...

That sucks Erik...3 years is a long time to feel less than 100%.

Most likely a pulley strain for me as well....gonna take it easy and hopefully improve soon...

kevinmacartney said...

Where are these problems in relation to everything else? Psyched you guys keep heading back to the Trailers to put up more new stuff, the area seems to keep getting bigger and bigger!

-KM

TK said...

From 'Grand Master Wizardry', that slab problem you put up, walk east. One boulder is very close, and the next grouping is about a minute farther east from there...