It is a feeling rather. After lathering on sunscreen, you feel those sun beams hit your arms. It’s not a burning sensation, but a pleasant warm tingle. The feeling is not by and large a sensation that is universally enjoyed. Some people run for the shade. Others, quickly gap a hat or shirt. For me,… Continue reading Lizard Flesh
“We are going to be okay,” said Lorena. That’s the first thing I remember. A large boulder that weighed around 1000 pounds had hit me in the head. I blacked out. The last moment I remember is telling Lorena to take the rope because I wanted to take a break. I sat down about 45… Continue reading We Are Going to Be Okay
Brooke is a beauty queen. She has golden blonde hair and captivating blue eyes. She is tall and slender. She is polite. She is well spoken. She is highly intelligent. And, part of this beauty queen is this deep love for ice climbing. “You know, when I have had a bad, I just want to… Continue reading Ice Queen
Midweek, I started to feel the adventure gut feeling. I quickly glanced over the weather forecasts in the area. Purgatory showed rain-snow, and all I could imagine is that rain-snow hitting my face like little needles as my shoulder felt that rain-snow slush… Not really that great. I jumped to the Creek, and it showed… Continue reading Escape the Rain/Snow
First Trip Abroad to Climb: Kalymnos, Greece.
From Spikey Yuccas to wild foxes, the Southwest is home. With warm summery days in the middle winter, any hopes of swishing through new snow have dissipated. While, the Indian summer still continues to be open season, its nice to venture close to home. The boulders in Sailing Hawks offer pumpy starts that make your… Continue reading Stomping Grounds
El Rito, New Mexico is roughly three hours from Durango, Colorado. It is national forest campsite with distinctive conglomerate sport climbs. For memorial weekend, it was packed. However, the area is large enough, that you can still manage to find a good campsite. Our campsite had a creek nearby and was secluded by trees that… Continue reading El Rito, New Mexico