Attempt on the Middle Teton with Tim Banfield. Photos © Ryan Day Thompson, 2012
Kristina Weyer enjoys an O-Dub kind of day. Hot Licks on the Bookend of Lumpy Ridge. Photos © Ryan Day Thompson, 2012
Lisa: ”Who wants to do this?”
Clayton: ”I’ll belay you on it?”
Excellent belay, sir :-) Photos © Ryan Day Thompson, 2012
Brad Gobright enjoys living at The Creek. Photos © Ryan Day Thompson, 2012
Jess Pemble and Angela Tomczik take in The Diamond on approach at Lumpy Ridge. Photos © Ryan Day Thompson, 2012
Angela Tomczik leads up Climb of the Ancient Mariner (5.10a) of Lumpy Ridge while Jess Pemble belays. Photos © Ryan Day Thompson, 2012
I recently had the privilege of leading my dad up Osiris (5.7) on The Book of Lumpy Ridge fame. It was a very good day and an important one for me. He hasn’t been on rock in nineteen years except for the day I started climbing when he took me to some short little 4th class slab and showed me how to tie in and belay. It was pretty amazing to have him following and talking about my gear placements, praising many and chuckling at others, and generally bantering about climbing for a few hours.
In the day he was a Camp 4 dirtbag climbing El Cap classics and taking our family all over the west: when we weren’t in Yosemite we had stints living in a tent in Joshua Tree, Tahquitz, and Stoney Point, with stops in Zion, Phoenix, Flagstaff, and Moab, and we based primarily out of Telluride (lifts and pre-ice park Ouray in winter, Ophir Wall in summer) and Dolores until we moved to Denver. Despite all of the climbing he did in my first ten years growing up, I hated heights and we weren’t encouraged to pick up climbing at all. It wasn’t until late in 2010 that I decided to do that and now here we are.
Anyway, it was a happy day :-)
Photos © Ryan Day Thompson, 2012
David Appelhans on a late afternoon burn in the Ouray Ice Park. Photos © Ryan Day Thompson, 2012
A couple more of the climbing (or, in this case, rappelling) bride and groom. Photos © Ryan Day Thompson, 2012 in coordination with BeyondAdventureProductions.com
Sometimes you can get brides do crazy things. Photos © Ryan Day Thompson, 2012; in coordination with BeyondAdventureProductions.com.