|This is JR, my new climbing friend. He’s from Texas.|
|Guidebook in hand, high above the canyon.|
Rock Climbing the Poudre Canyon | Colorado
Last night, my buddies and I passed a tin cup of whiskey-ginger by a campfire, and today, we set out to do some laid-back, casual climbing in the Poudre Canyon. This area of the canyon is called The Palace, and to get to it, we had to cross the Poudre River.
The snow is melting in the mountains, and the water was wicked cold. My feet and legs went stiff pretty quick, but on the way back, the sun warmed the water, and the river felt refreshing.
I met a new friend studying aerospace engineering in Boulder, climbed a route called “Monstrosity,” and received some kisses from an adorable crag-pup.
The best part about spending the day climbing, besides exploring new backcountry, is meeting fellow adventurers and swapping stories.
I’ve decided to take a road trip to Sedona, Arizona this weekend for some wilderness exploration, and I can’t wait to share it!