As the title of the post might suggest, we have landed in Boulder! We got in late this afternoon and had enough time to hit The Spot for a gym sesh at one of the most famous gyms in the world. It was a fun sesh, cool features, nice problems, but WTWT it is hot in Colorado! I hope the higher elevation areas keep the temps cooler for us to climb.

Last update I had suffered a partially ruptured A4 in my left ring finger, prognosis is the same, but I'm climbing through it for the duration of this trip. I just won't be able to crimp with the left hand. Also last update I was still psyched to send the route which hurt my finger - Blackalicious on the Rusty Cage Wall at Mondo Beyondo in Tensleep Canyon. It's a 5.12a and its burly! Totally sustained through the first 25 or 30 feet, then it eases up a little but stays interesting to the chains. I did manage to send, through bouts of stomach uneasiness (to say the least) and an injured finger. I'm happy with the send though, its one of the more difficult routes I've done I think.

The style of climbing at Tensleep is totally rad, almost futuristic. The routes don't tend to be very steep, but the movement is fantastic. There are so many foot options, and hand holds are incredibly varied, the variability of movement is extremely high. I found myself using lots of fancy foot technology, such as back flags, quite regularly. The routes tend to be quite powerful, and beautifully sustained. I got my ass handed to me on Happiness in Slavery 12b, the moves were so hard! All the way through!

I can't speak highly enough of Tensleep as a modern sport climbing crag. Besides that it is remote, the place is top notch in all regards! GO!