Although it still looks like fall outside (in fact, our grass is still green), it is starting to feel more and more wintery outside. Last weekend Justin and I went to Frank, but because it started to snow we ended up hiking for the day, looking at boulders and crags. We had a great time, and I got the chance to look at a lot of exciting climbing opportunities that I ordinarily would have ignored as I headed out for another day of bouldering. Justin and I saw a few potential projects that look like they could be a lot of fun. We also took a good look at the Goat / Bluff Wall, and saw some nice lines.
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But now, without further ado, here's the winners of the 2013 Tour de Frank! Not many people sent in their scorecards, but here are the results. Remember, these are the compiled V-grade points of their hardest seven boulder problems from the May long weekend to Thanksgiving Monday.
Mark Derksen (56 points)
Kyle Marco (49 points)
Trent Hoover (48.5 points)
Dan Archambault (41 points, a one day effort!)
Mark Guckert (35 points, though this relies entirely on his memory...)
Congrats to everyone who sent in a score card! Mark, your trophy is in the mail. ;)
It was a fun thing to do, and went off without any real issues. I'm thinking that it would be fun to make it a one- or two-day event (like the Hueco Rock Rodeo), instead, but perhaps that won't happen for a year or two.
Until then, I hope you have a productive winter climbing season, whether you're climbing outside, inside, ice climbing, or whatever inspires you!