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May 22, 2012 / / Climbs

Miming is not something that I often do. In fact I find myself quite often mocking the mimers. The people who sit around and mime beta. Stem out left, good…

May 10, 2012 / / Livin the dream
April 30, 2012 / / NOLS

April 19, 2012 Attentiveness mattered today.  The friable, incut edges of desert varnish beckon for my out stretched hand.  I reach cautiously upward, searching for the ones that look solid. …

March 2, 2012 / / Desert Notes

November 2011— In Greek mythology as well astronomy, it is common knowledge that Orion the hunter, madly in love with an unrequiting Merope, chases her and her six sisters of…

February 23, 2012 / / Climbs

The early morning sun catches the northeast face of Dihedral Rock.  A prominent left facing corner flirts with the December sun until mid morning.  The belay though, is securely anchored…

January 25, 2012 / / Uncategorized

Hey if any of you all are looking for recent blog posts, check out patagonia.jaredspaulding.com I have recently posted some stuff about my time down here. Also a bunch of…

December 29, 2011 / / Uncategorized

I generally try to stray from posting primarily photos of the happenings in my life in this venue , trying more to focus on the written word and its expression…

December 25, 2011 / / Alpine Notes

“Well it looks like it is your lead” Matt says with a motion up toward the crack. “Uhh, you won the rochambeau fair and square.  We can just restack the…

December 13, 2011 / / Livin the dream

Finishing a course is usually a mixed blessing for me.  Life is decidedly simpler in the mountains or out at the crag.  The simpleness of living and working is one…

December 3, 2011 / / On Being a NOLS Instructor

The large windows that make up the far end of the A Concourse  at Denver International Airport afford a panoramic view.  I sit at gate A52 en route to Lander…

November 16, 2011 / / Livin the dream

“Hey Dane do you mind if Kyle and I climb a few pitches?” I ask as Dane descends from the Morning Glory Wall with a gaggle of students.  The sun…

October 25, 2011 / / Climbs

It was on Scott’s list.  It was his goal but I didn’t really mind doing it either.  Standing at the base looking up at the first pitch of beautiful, low…

October 16, 2011 / / Livin the dream

“What’s your gut say?”  Patrick asks me as we stand on the west edge of the Upper Fremont Glacier; dark clouds billow over Fremont and Jackson, blocking out the deep…

September 24, 2011 / / Livin the dream
September 5, 2011 / / The Inner Workings

I don’t claim to know what it is all about.  I want to figure it out, but by no means do I have all the answers. I am engaged in…