Hummingbird Traverse at the Oasis…

This past weekend we headed out for some camping under the stars and more new routing.

The cool mornings in the shade provided us with stellar sandstone bouldering, which kept us happily busy until the shade took over the cliff just after noon.

JJ cleaned the first half, I cleaned the second…and all together the Hummingbird Traverse turned out to be 100% rad…

Providing us with an upper variation which my pal Dean is climbing in the photos below and a lower traverse which tackles slopers and heel-hooks instead of the big dead-point but both variations take on the balancy crux at the corner.

going around the crux corner…

Below is a pasted together image of the whole traverse- sans some handholds and footholds just out of frame….

Positive/ Negative Reflection

An “adventure” grant that is currently being offered really has me spinning around ideas…

It’s due in well…two or three days, two days is what I am giving myself to get it completed.

Right down to the line. I usually don’t work this way and not one to make excuses, but I did just find out about it yesterday doing a bit of research…

There is a lot of content to be included in the submission, so today may be dedicated to a research and writing day.

I think that what really has me motivated is the idea behind my adventure- to create and bring water conservation awareness to the forefront right here in good ol’  US of A…

Bring grassroots adventuring to the mainland so we can learn more about ourselves and the communities in which we live.

We need to build and overall understanding of what we need to do individually and nationally to maintain a healthy and conscious awareness,

to create  forward momentum to new understanding that fresh water is the key to a flourishing and successful future.