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."
"Got tight last night on absinthe and did knife tricks. Great success shooting the knife into the piano. The woodworms are so bad and eat hell out of all furniture that you can always claim the woodworms did it."