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Bouldering at Buffalo Park

Last week my friends and I got a chance to go and see the Northern Arizona Cross Country Team race in the Big Sky Championships. The NCAA Division I teams did very well. The boys got first and the girls got third. I will post images from the race a bit later!

After the race we too a short walk over to a patch of boulders that have some amazing climbs on them. The boulders and the race were both at our beautiful Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, AZ. They are basalt rock that is littered with crack routes and finger pockets as well as little baby crimps and and big slopers! It is a very interesting place to climb, and it provides a little bit for every level of climber to struggle on.

 

The boulder patch is only about 300-400 feet long, but it is host to many quality climbs. For more information on Buffalo Park, check out the Mountain Project website guide here: http://www.mountainproject.com/v/buffalo-park/105936090

So there it is folks, come and see us sometime! If you want to do it this year, you better do it quick. We just got our first snow in Flagstaff today! It was barely an inch in town, but more will come soon I am sure! There will also be some more videos or images to come as the scenery changes! Thanks for visiting 🙂

Till next time,

Kyle Simmons

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Settle Down Son!!

Hey Everyone,

As my last post said, I have not been on WordPress in a while. I have been living in Flagstaff, AZ for a while and I am loving it! Good times with good friends in a beautiful environment. I have taken a few images over the last few months that I hope you will enjoy!

I have been here about nine months now, which is the longest I have lived anywhere in the last four years! I am finding comfort in a set schedule and a warm bed. It has been difficult. When you get more responsibilities you no doubt loose certain freedoms and gain others. That transition was made easier by the wonderful surroundings. Flagstaff provides me with a perfect mixture of nature and city life.

My mom came to visit and we went to the top of our prize jewel. The tallest mountain in Arizona, Mt. Humphreys. Standing at 12,637 feet, Mt. Humphreys gets covered in snow in the winters and offers rock climbing and glorious aspen groves during the spring through fall.

Well there you go…A little taste of where I currently call home. I have said it before and I’ll say it again, a climbing bum never really stops moving around, but for now I believe I will be here for a bit. So look forward to more images and videos! I hope you see beauty today!

Thanks for visiting,

Kyle Simmons

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Its Been A While

Wow, I haven’t done this in way too long. Over the last nine months or so I have started a new chapter in life. I am getting settled and having a great time here in Flagstaff, AZ. It has everything I want. Rock climbing and mountain biking, great thai food, a fun night scene, great culture, and above all great nature and friends.

I am also consequently the new owner of a steady cam system. The one I bought in particular is the Glyde Gear Syl-3000. I love it. It was incredibly easy to balance and set up my camera, and I got it delivered to my doorstep for ninety five dollars. It is worth it’s weight in gold.

Some of my shots are still in need of improvement, but I put together what I think is a cool little video. It is truly Fall here in Flagstaff and we are getting some amazing colors on the ground and even better ones in our sunsets. This is the time to be in Flag and I could not resist taking my new toy out for a spin.

More to come…I will not abandon my Post for that long again! Enjoy 🙂