My friend and Leavenworth compatriot Sol just launched a climbing blog.  One of his first posts is a story about our attempt on a new line on Colchuck Balanced Rock (CBR) in the Stuart Range from last summer. We bailed when we found a stacked pile of “belayer slayer” blocks that would have killed me if they fell.  Maybe next time…

A couple of stolen photos:

Starting up the new line

Sol sending the aid crux of the line

Me hanging at our last belay.

More here: http://solclimbs.blogspot.com/2011/02/failure-february-new-route-attempt-on.html