Two guys in the group had never seen the boulders at Snowy Mountain and I was very excited to show off these amazing glacial erratics. We were certain that it was impossible to over-hype the quality of the established climbs and knew that everyone would enjoy the day in the woods.
Conditions were stellar despite the unusually warm October day (probably 80 degrees at the peak of the day). The energy level stayed high all day as we moved through the boulderfield, partially because Sully was brewing fresh expresso like it was his job and partially because everyone was crushing! The highlight for me was what transpired on the last boulder of the day, after countless hours of bouldering. Everyone was stoke on "Never Been To Hueco" and putting in repetitive solid attempts but with no luck on a complete send. To help give everyone a bit of rest, I jumped on the variation to the left known as "Never Left Hueco" and after sticking the big dyno and topping out, everyone's attention turned to this wonderfully dynamic boulder problem. I was so pysched to see both Brad and Banta stick the crux dyno and top the boulder problem out...absolutely EPIC and the kind of effort and determination that keeps me psyched on rock climbing.
A shout out is in order for Ryan Pooler and John Sullivan. Pooler recently constructed an indoor wall in his garage with the help of Sully and ever since its completion, these two have been clocking some serious training hours in on the wall...let me tell you guys, it is paying off BIG TIME! Pooler looked like a lock off master and climbed better than I have ever seen him climb and Sully was straight up mean muggin grips and deciphering quality, hard boulder problems!
GOOD ON YA 'MATES!!!
I cannot wait for the next crew session.