Check out the story and video (written, edit and produced) by Jason Nelson on the Verticulture site.
Below is an excerpt:
Zero to Hero -a new mixed climb- came together in a series of pieces. The first began about three years agoÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ Living in Ouray, with a population of 900, meant that climbing partners could be limited at times. I often filled that gap by establishing new routes. Bolting is something like climbing, but dirtier and different. I liken it to a sculptor removing the debris and unearthing a statue. With rock as loose as it is in Ouray, that means a lot of removing debris.
Inspired by stories of what was happening over in Europe and having climbed-out OurayÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s current Ã¢â‚¬Å“hard manÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s mixed climbingÃ¢â‚¬Â area, the PoserÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Lounge, I set my sights on finding something different. Why did I need to be limited to finding steep rock with ice on it for a mixed climb? While we all like to have ice on our mixed routes for aesthetic purposes, it really limits the options. Read More and see the video…