Took last week off of work and went on a little road trip. First up was one of the most under-rated granite bouldering destinations in the west – Old Baldy, SD. Old Baldy is basically located at Mount Rushmore right in the middle of tons of other excellent climbing (check out the new Spearfish sport climbing guide – WOW!). Excellent course sandpaper granite slopers and crimps. I think the Black Hills granite is the roughest rock I’ve bouldered on – it wears your skin off like nothing else. I spent 2 days here and 4 days bouldering elsewhere and my skin/fingertips actually improved throughout the trip because I’d started at such a rough area. I would highly recommend a trip here, especially if you throw in the sport climbing at Rushmore and Spearfish and the spicey trad throughout the Hills. Check it out! Here’s a few pics and a video I put together:
Next up – Rocky Mountain National Park, CO…
Nice job Erik!
You are a lone wolf, leaving a trail of crushed boulders in your wake.