Category: Climbing

  • July 25 – Climbing results, final thoughts

    I try climbing at Mores Mountain, then head for Ann’s parents house in Nampa.

  • July 12 – Recovery climbing at Sinks Canyon

    We contemplate the reasons good visits can wear us down, and climb a few fun routes outside Lander, Wyoming. Don’t get worried if there’s a delay in posts after this, the next phase will take me far from the internets.

  • July 6 – shakey slab, trail loop, and mosquitos

    I describe Vedauwoo slab climbing, piece a fine muddy trail loop together, and ponder the mosquito season.

  • July 5 – wildlife encounters, fantasia, and shower 1

    We are among the creatures who emerge to play today before we drive down the hill for a quick freshener.

  • Matterhorn Peak North Arête

    I’m posting this two months after the trip. Gabe and I return to the north face of Matterhorn peak after an aborted attempt two weeks earlier. This time we hike in and bivouac at the little tarn on the approach, one of my favorite spots. The next day we rise early, climb the North Arete…

  • River rock time

    We take our friend Zach for his first outdoor climbing day at the river rock, and he made this timelapse of us cragging in the perfect weather:

  • Great weather in the Gorge

    Our friend Mike and his family couldn’t have picked a better weekend for some climbing in Owen’s River Gorge outside Bishop, California. Unusually warm sunny days provided perfect conditions. Piñons campsite Canyon view from elblow room Canyon moonrise Lower gorge entrance River crossing Hiking out Our routes: Phoenix 5.7, Iceberg 5.9, PD Time 5.7, Pet…

  • Thanksrunning, Thanksclimbing

    For better or worse, the weather in the Alabama Hills near Lone Pine, California is even warmer than it was at Thanksgiving last year. Will climbing with warm sun on our skin here become a tradition? Gabe joins us this year and seems amenable. With a stop at Benton Hot Springs on the way down,…

  • Still warm in the Gorge

    Gabe, Ann, and I found sun and fun in Owen’s River Gorge outside Bishop, California this weekend. Camping in the high piñons wasn’t always toasty warm, but the sun on the rock was perfection. I almost felt naughty sneaking in such a nice weekend in the middle of November. Climbing at Attila the Hun Wall…

  • We sneak in two more rock days at Alabama Hills

    Ann and I are not the only optimists to converge on the low elevation Alabama Hills on the promise of temperatures warm enough for climbing. Those of us who follow the sun are rewarded with slightly chilly to very pleasant conditions. It’s been almost ten years since our last trip here, and this holiday weekend…