Tag: Anna Haegel

February 19, 2019 / / Climbing

“You can leave the draws on, I’ll lead it.”  Just saying that was a victory for me.  A step in the right direction.  The day prior had seen me ordering…

September 25, 2018 / / Alpine Notes

“Lets run the Petzoldt”, I joke as we regroup from our last down.  Anna is the quarterback and in this pick-up game of football, that makes the rest of wide…

March 24, 2016 / / Climbing

Editor’s Note–This is continuation of a post I wrote about a trip I took down Labyrinth Canyon in April of 2013  Find the first part of the post here. “Well…

February 24, 2016 / / Climbing

“Man that line is awesome” I say to no one in particular.  Of the king lines we have seen this one has by far drawn me in the most.  Guarded…

November 4, 2014 / / Alpine Notes

“I can’t get all this stuff into my pack.” Whether the first day, the second, or the day after a ten day re-ration, the comment is inevitable. Over the duration…

August 9, 2014 / / Alpine Notes

Bugaboo: an object of fear or alarm; a bogey. Upon seeing the gendarme high on the south ridge of the then unnamed Bugaboo Spire, Conrad Kain, during the first ascent…

August 26, 2013 / / What Mattered Today

“Yep, we went pretty alpine on that decidedly non-alpine route” Matt confirms as we stand and gaze at the granite buttress protruding from the canyon’s tree covered wall. The evening…

April 9, 2013 / / Climbing

When I feed the rat it keeps wanting more, but funnily enough, when I don’t feed it the rat doesn’t die, it simply  goes dormant waiting for the next nibble.…

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…

August 17, 2011 / / Livin the dream

Students always ask me for my favorite type of climbing. These days that is a tricky question.  Years ago the answer would have been snow and ice covered mountains.  More…