Monday, July 30, 2007

Teton Training 1 - Moores Mountain and Mount Heinen

The weekend of June 16 and 17th we had our first official Teton training weekend. We are planning on making an attempt at the Owens-Spaulding route on the Grand Teton in August.



"Oo-la-la"


We had two adventures this weekend: first we got a few climbs up at Moorse Mountain, located up passed Bogus Basin Ski Resort in Boise. Moores Mountain provides a nice break from the summer heat and is the closest granite for climbing. We climbed the 2 pitch 5.9 "Computer Girl."



"Angela on the second pitch"


Before calling it a day Angela belayed me on a 5.10b "Life with Out Beer" tragic name but a wonderful climb!


Here's the pictures: Moores Mountain


Sunday we heading out on a Class 2 route up to the summit of Mount Heinen. We started up the standard route on the South East ridge from Irish Creek Boat Ramp which is on the Arrowrock Reservoir.



"Looking back at Irish Creek Boat Ramp"


The route was about a 10 mile round trip with 3500 feet of elevation gain. Based off the chrono function on my watch this hike took us 6 hours and 36 minuets. A great close hike to Boise and a good Teton training weekend.



"Mount Heinen"

The rest of the photos: Mount Heinen