bouldering for a change...

Christine, Murphy, and I took an opportunity to get up to a boulder field in Ogden just above 29th Street on the eastern bench. Hidden Rock is one of my favorite boulders, and we found it unoccupied.  As usual, I had to work the night shift at Delta Airlines, so we did a morning session on a Sunday morning. It was a great time. How can you not have fun with two girls like these.

^Murphy is doing the spotting for Christine while I snap off a photo. Good work Murphy. 

^Christine is just barely stepping over the top of the problem that she just nailed. Christine is learning the ins and outs of climbing right now. I am not a huge climber myself, but I know a little, and bouldering is awesome cross training for us.  Wait till you see her in a wedding dress with a ripped back, and a pair of smoking guns for arms. Maybe I am crazy, but thats hot. Sorry.

^Murphy is still a bit unsure as to what she is supposed to do when someone tops out. It is pretty funny to watch her try to figure it out.

^Fortunately for Murphy, Hidden Rock has a section on the back side that she can climb too. It is tough work for her, but she makes it. Here she is enjoying the sense of accomplishment with Christine.

^I think that Murphy is scouting a tougher problem for next time. She is pretty stout, but maybe not that much so.  She will probably try though.  An all around good day with my two best girls. I love mixing some bouldering into the training regimen, because it is a different kind of workout. Climbing works a whole separate skill set from mountain biking and trail running. Fantastic core work, which is right up my alley. Stronger...Better...Everyday.

To start, all you need is some shoes, a pad and a rock, and your in business. If you never have, then now is the perfect time to start. Indoors even. Click on these goods pictured below, and get on your way.

SCARPA Men's Feroce Climbing Shoe,Parrot,34 EU (Women's 3 2/3 M)SCARPA Men's Feroce Shoe
SCARPA Women's Thunder Lady Climbing Shoe,Ice,35 EU (US Women's 4 1/2 M)SCARPA Women's Thunder Lady Shoe 
Metolius Sketch Crash Pad Blue/Black, One SizeDrop Zone Bouldering Crash Pad - - STORM BLUE

Metolius Sketch Crash Pad 

Drop Zone Bouldering Crash Pad

Scarpa Men's Force Climbing Shoe,Parrot,40.5 M EU (7 2/3 M US Men's)

Scarpa Men's Force Shoe

SCARPA Women's Rockette Lady Climbing Shoe,Lavender,34.5 EU (US Women's 4 M)

SCARPA Women's Rockette Lady Shoe