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Post by Wes » Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:21 am

Man, this might be my new favorite bouldering area if only it was closer to something. Very cool setting, very, very cool problems and some of the hardest rock I have ever touched. Bouldering would be the reason to go there, but if you are a hard-core traddie there are two of the steepest cracks that I have seen there on this 45-50 foot boulder. I think they come in around 5.13ish.

First, one more pic from Bishop:

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A sunrise and a sunset from near Ibex:

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Rebeckah warming up:

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Nick sending Blue Flowers:

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SLC guy on Bruce Lee Center:

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And me, making the 2nd hold (my high point) on Bigger is better.

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Post by longlegsrule » Wed Feb 16, 2005 2:45 am

:shock: :shock: :shock:

Holy crap Wes!!! How much weight have you lost?!? You look friggin' skinny in that pic...
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Post by squeezindlemmon » Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:06 am

great pics, wes! thanks for sharing!
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Post by kneebar » Wed Feb 16, 2005 10:40 am

Now if that doesn't get you stoked for headin' west.

Thanks for the pictures! Show us the crack, Show us the crack (not that I have a chance in hell sending it)

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Post by diggum » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:04 am

Wow. Nice pictures & LLR was right...you are lookin slim!! Downright skinny in that picture...aren't they feeding you out there?

Are you giving all your grub to the pooches?
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Post by haas » Wed Feb 16, 2005 11:49 am

I love Ibex so much. That place is amazing. I found it to be sort of like a fantasy land with having to drive forever to the middle of nowhere, then driving over the dried up lake to some incredible rock. It would be a drag though if that was the closest rock for you since it is quite remote.

I didn't realize those cracks went at 5.13. I got on one of them but bailed at the fixed piece about halfway up. Nice pics Wes

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Post by andy_lemon » Wed Feb 16, 2005 12:53 pm

Rebeckah... ahhhh. And yeh Wes, your supposed to climb the boulders not move them around, quit working out so much. :wink:
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Post by diggum » Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:01 pm

Wes's arms look ripped. I keep coming back to look. :oops:
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Post by andy_lemon » Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:47 pm

I keep coming back too, but for a different picture. :P
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Post by kafish2 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:57 pm

I just keep coming back to daydream about climbing there. I have some videos with the IBEX in it rocks to see people I've climbed with there.

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Post by lordjim_2001 » Wed Feb 16, 2005 1:58 pm

andy_lemon wrote:I keep coming back too, but for a different picture. :P
Ditto that. Those sunsets are beautiful. :wink:
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Post by Crankmas » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:42 pm

Wes, great shots, glad to hear your having a nice time, pull down dude.

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Post by Wes » Wed Feb 16, 2005 3:59 pm

You all are killing me with the arms thing. Photoshop can do cool things... I actually gained a couple pounds out there, since I wasn't running and was eating like crap.

Haas, I saw those two cracks and was like "Ray needs to check these things out for sure", I only found an old Ibex guide that mentioned them. They had not been freed at the time the guide was printed, but the one on the right was TR'ed clean, and given .13a, with the one on the left being harder. Cool looking for sure.

I am already trying to figure out if I can get back there this year before it gets to hot. Might have to wait til next year though. Lisa Rands is doing a couple problems in Dosage at Ibex. That clip was one of the things that really inspired me to start training and bouldering a couple years ago, so to be able to actually try some of those problems was a pretty cool feeling.

Round two of the photos:

Warm up boulder:
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Ellen on Big Gulp
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Me trying *chick beta* for the first move on Bigger is better:
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Nick on Bruce Lee Center
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Rebeckah on Bruce Lee Center
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Post by diggum » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:16 pm

Wes...did you shave just for little ol me?
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Post by Wes » Wed Feb 16, 2005 5:24 pm

diggum wrote:Wes...did you shave just for little ol me?
The face?

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