Tag: Climbing

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…

February 22, 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…

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. …

December 12, 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…

November 15, 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…

October 24, 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…

October 15, 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…

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…

July 12, 2011 / / Desert Notes

This is a rough draft of a chapter from the forthcoming guidebook that is to be published by Fixed Pin Publishing. Eph Hanks Tower Eph…

March 22, 2011 / / Climbing

My 33rd birthday came and went without much fanfare.  I climbed a bunch of fun face routes up on the Zappa Wall in Cochise Stronghold. …

January 25, 2011 / / Livin the dream

In the mornings, Tim, myself, perhaps Julia, or Brian, or anyone else who was there would sit around and be creative.  Sometimes that would take…

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