I love when friends come to visit. Beer and town tours always seem more exciting; tastier too! A few weeks ago, JP, Michele and lady Galena found their way to Colorado, exploring the Front Range and other surrounding areas. Their agenda was packed: school visits and orientations for Michele and interviews for JP. We managed to steal them away from business for a few days and enjoyed ample brews, chatter of dreams, finances, snowy adventures, building a tiny house (yes, that’s right! You can follow their progress here), and their possible move to Colorado. Of course, rock climbing was also a must-do before their departure back to Idaho.
Prior to their arrival, we had talked about summiting of one Colorado’s many 14ers; however, due to time constraints, we opted for a fun-filled day of sport clippin’. We decided to check out East Colfax Crag in Clear Creek Canyon. The routes are varied in movement, style and grade. This area is also a great introduction to lead climbing and provided the perfect opportunity for Michele to lead her first-ever sport route, For the Children (5.4). Michele rocked it! She clipped the anchors with ease and once on the ground, roped back up to send it again! She’s a natural.
Making and sharing memories with such great friends is priceless. Their visit was a warm way to usher in summer and welcome new adventures. We chat with these two frequently and miss hanging out with them on a regular basis. Their tiny house will be ready to move in to come spring and their travels may just find them near Golden, Colorado. If they roam in the area for too long, we may never let them leave.