Jul 25, 2011

Lime Creek

Ben Eaton redpointing Snipe Hunter (5.12c)
Photo by Kaush Allison
Last weekend, Jennilyn and I (along with Indy and Fisher) were able to spend some time with new friends in the Ruedi Reservoir area near Basalt, CO. We stayed at their cabin and explored the limestone cliffs at Lime Creek.

I quickly fell in love with this place. The limestone here reminds me of Logan Canyon, just sharper. We were able to sample three of the walls in that canyon in our efforts to chase the shade. The climbing was great, the scenery was amazing, and the company was terrific.

Not only did I get to experience a new place to climb here in Colorado, but I was able to advance myself in my climbing by redpointing Snipe Hunter (5.12c) on my second try. That is the fastest that I have ever sent a route at that grade.

Climbing that route left me pretty stoked, making me not want to get off the route. So I decided to keep dangling from my rope and practice my photography skills in shooting the girls as they cooled down on Corporate Greed, after sending all those killer 5.11s.

Kausha Allison on Corporate Greed (5.9) at The Punch Bowl - Lime Creek, CO.
Photo by Ben Eaton

Kausha Allison making the last move on Corporate Greed (5.9) at Lime Creek, CO.
Photo by Ben Eaton

Jennilyn Eaton cooling down on Corporate Greed (5.9) at The Punch Bowl - Lime Creek, CO
Photo by Ben Eaton

Jennilyn Eaton on Corporate Greed at The Punch Bowl - Lime Creek, CO
Photo by Ben Eaton

Jennilyn Eaton nearing the top of Corporate Greed at The Punch Bowl - Lime Creek, CO
Photo by Ben Eaton  

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