Thank you very much Tim. I miss the area too. I visited the area in 2008 with a lot of snow on the ground. Love to go back to hike some of the canyons.
It sounds like you are seriously getting into climbing! That is cool. I saw your question on "cordellettes" in the forum. The answer I liked the most was "just buy one."
"So I was sitting in my cubicle today, and I realized, ever since I started working, every single day of my life has been worse than the day before it. So that means that every single day that you see me, that's on the worst day of my life."
--Peter Gibbons (Office Space)