Trip Reports

Vital Carlsbad - Tramway 6-22-14

Some of us climbed on boulders, a few of us slept on some boulders, but all in all it was a great day to get outside and hang with some cool people. Here's the visual recap of our trip....

The brutal approach that is well known to the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. Deterring lesser folk, but never the boulderer.

The brutal approach that is well known to the Palm Springs Aerial Tram. Deterring lesser folk, but never the boulderer.

Tiffany workin out the moves on Tetrys 

Tiffany workin out the moves on Tetrys 

Dez zoning in on Tetrys

Dez zoning in on Tetrys

Andres searching for the hidden slot on another Unnamed classic in the Ice Bergs. 

Andres searching for the hidden slot on another Unnamed classic in the Ice Bergs. 

Andres making us all look bad just by lookin so good ;)

Andres making us all look bad just by lookin so good ;)

Carolina on the send go of the classic Hueco Shuffle

Carolina on the send go of the classic Hueco Shuffle

Cait has awaken and the shoes are on!

Cait has awaken and the shoes are on!


Vital Murrieta - Tramway 6-1-2014

The Vital Murr Crew took a trip up to Tram last weekend to escape the SoCal heat and do some sending!  

Some classic boulders were ticked, and lots of fun was had by all.  Check out the pics below, and be sure to check the calendar to make sure you are a part of the next Vital Outdoors trip!

Cedric on the send of Flight of the Osiris (V6)

Cedric on the send of Flight of the Osiris (V6)

CC brushing some slopers with his SWEET new Vital brush!

CC brushing some slopers with his SWEET new Vital brush!

Bradford using some interesting beta on Flash Gordon (V3)

Bradford using some interesting beta on Flash Gordon (V3)

Vital Murrieta - Tramway 01-26-2014

Another beautiful day at Tram with the Murrieta Crew!  We had a big group of 14 people who all made it out for a day full of perfect weather, and even perfect-er granite!

The Vital Murr family making our way down the switchbacks

The Vital Murr family making our way down the switchbacks

CC modeling some of Vitals finest threads

CC modeling some of Vitals finest threads

Vital Murrieta setter KMS sending Blue Flame (V7) in just a couple attempts

Vital Murrieta setter KMS sending Blue Flame (V7) in just a couple attempts

Thanks for coming out everyone!

We hope to see all of you at the next outing!

Vital Murrieta - Tramway 6-30-2013

The temps soared to nearly 115 degrees in Palm Springs, and into the mid 80's in Tramway, but that didn't stop the Vital Murrieta Crew from getting out there and crushing some boulders!  We had a big group of 10 psyched climbers, and everyone went home with a few good sends (along with a little dehydration and a tan...).  If you missed this trip, be sure to keep an eye on the Vital Outdoors schedule for future excursions.  

The crew on our way into the forrest

Victor getting warmed up

Josh sending the ultra-mega-classic "Standing on the head of the dragon"

Bry working the moves on "Crack-O-Pop"

Vital Carlsbad - Tramway 2/9/13

The Cbad crew got out to Tramway for some winter wonderland bouldering. Although it was a bit chilly, motivation was high and rocks were climbed. Check out the pics!

View of the crew just in front of the Seven Boulder

View of the crew just in front of the Seven Boulder

Nathan(nds) working strong guy beta on Power of Seven

Nathan(nds) working strong guy beta on Power of Seven

RD workin toe hook beta on Power of Seven

RD workin toe hook beta on Power of Seven

Joe Martinez making quick work of The One

Joe Martinez making quick work of The One

Claire catching some Z's in a mid day siesta

Claire catching some Z's in a mid day siesta

Vital Murrieta - JTree 12-16-12

Another awesome trip to JTree!  Temps were good and we had our biggest crew yet!  14 people met up in the park and wasted no time getting their hands on some rock.  We spent most of our day in the Hidden Valley area tackling some classics.  Check out the pics, and hopefully we will see you out there next time!

Also, Happy Birthday Jackie Trejo!  Thanks for spending your big day with the Vital family!

Luis cranking crimps on Thin Lizzy.  Stoked on the send!

Luis cranking crimps on Thin Lizzy.  Stoked on the send!

Big happy Vital family on top of the Lizzy Boulder

Big happy Vital family on top of the Lizzy Boulder

The Manimal sending Little Chucky

The Manimal sending Little Chucky

Vital Murrieta - Tramway 11-18-2012

What a day!  Nothing is more inspiring than seeing a group of people all climbing at their best!  We had 8 people in the group, and half of us sent our hardest projects yet!  Way to crush it everyone!

Franco sending Vanishing Point.  His first V9!

Franco sending Vanishing Point.  His first V9!

Michael sending Sunshine Daydream (Yo Picasso) V4 with a good crew of spotters.  Exciting topout!

Michael sending Sunshine Daydream (Yo Picasso) V4 with a good crew of spotters.  Exciting topout!

Bry is definitely climbing this, and not just posing for the picture...  Standing on the Head of the Dragon V4.  One of the coolest climbs I have ever seen!

Bry is definitely climbing this, and not just posing for the picture...  Standing on the Head of the Dragon V4.  One of the coolest climbs I have ever seen!

Vital Carlsbad - Joshua Tree 11-4-2012

At 6:30 the Carlsbad group headed out to Jtree. Apparently Sunday is the day to go anywhere because there wasn't a car on the road. We were a small group, 3 of us in total, but we were packed full of purpose!

We arrived at the Hidden Valley parking log at around 9am and the guidebook lead us straight to the JBMFP boulder. That's where we encountered the infamous Carlsbad Youth Team, lead by the biggest kid of all, Head Coach Adam Mashouri. Just around the corner appeared Joel and his daughter, Coby and his two youngsters, and trailing behind them was Scott the Beast with his wife and daughter. We went from 3 to 15 in no time, and just when we thought we had our Crew, Helga and Doug come strolling around the corner, thus completing the Carlsbad Crew.

Andres getting technical on some slap

Andres getting technical on some slap

Myself failing and flailing on the warm warmup slab

Myself failing and flailing on the warm warmup slab

Scott working the arete on the JBMFP Boulder, with his daughter unleashing the quote of the day "Daddy can't climb!"
Scott working the arete on the JBMFP Boulder, with his daughter unleashing the quote of the day "Daddy can't climb!"
Adam hanging out on One Man Tribe. Side effects of this one may include vomiting, but we wont post those pictures...

Adam hanging out on One Man Tribe. Side effects of this one may include vomiting, but we wont post those pictures...

Photo Credit: Adam Mashouri

Photo Credit: Adam Mashouri

Vital Murrieta - Tramway 11-4-2012

The Murrieta Crew took another trip up the aerial tram on Sunday and got a second helping of perfect weather and glorious granite.  Climbs were being sent well into the night, and everyone went home psyched to come back and finish those projects.  Hopefully we will see you on the next one!

Sarah on the Honey Pots

Sarah on the Honey Pots

Jason on Sunshine Daydream (Yo Picasso)

Jason on Sunshine Daydream (Yo Picasso)

Lunch time at The Cube

Lunch time at The Cube

Vital Murrieta - Tramway 10-21-2012

On Sunday October 21st Vital Murrieta packed up the cars and ventured to Tramway for our first outdoor trip.  We had a fun group of 9 people on the voyage, with our youth team coach Nick Franco, and Manager Luis (me!) leading the charge.  

We left Vital at 7:30am and had our hands on some of that sweet mountain granite by 9:30.  The rain that was falling on a lot of Southern California was a couple 1000 fee below us, so we enjoyed a very empty Tramway, and beautiful climbing conditions.  After warming up at the "Warm up Boulder" we headed over the hill to the Re-Animator boulder.  After lots of attempts (and a little run-in with an evil squirrel) we saw sends on the unnamed V3/4 (this thing is too good to not have a name!) and Slot Machine, V6.  Nice!  

After packing up and taking a little hike we made our way into the Flash Gordon area.  The entry to this area is packed with climbs from V0-V3 and we were all psyched to get on them.  Ticks were racked up quickly, including Flash Gordon V3, Buck Rodgers V2, and a beautiful (scary) highball,  Sea of Tranquility V1R.  After a couple solid hours of climbing half of our crew headed home and the remaining half hiked to the peak and ate our lunch overlooking Palm Springs and the brewing storm clouds below.  Pictures don't do it justice!

After lunch we did a little exploring, put in a lot of attempts on some hard climbs, and did a fun hike back to the tram station with our headlamps lighting the path.  When we arrived to the station we were lucky enough to glimpse some shooting stars as the Orionid meteor shower was still  going strong.  A good way to end an awesome day!

We hope that you will join us on the next one!  

Rowena and the crew at The Slab V1

Rowena and the crew at The Slab V1

Manny <3's Tramway!

Manny <3's Tramway!

Franco sending the highball, Sea of Tranquility V1R

Franco sending the highball, Sea of Tranquility V1R

Lunchtime lookout

Lunchtime lookout