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
We headed out on Saturday to project a route named Cold Ass Honkies, a 5.11c. And, the route started with aid climbing, which.. I mean is not terrible, but it is also not ideal. But then between bolts 2 and 3, D and I were left clueless. There were no moves. D took about four… Continue reading Need Advice on Projects
We packed our truck full of goodies. I have really enjoyed climbing and camping on the weekends. Duncan outfitted his truck to have a nice bed space. We finally bought a camp stove, our first ever, goodbye whisperlight stove, hello to glam camping with a coleman … And…it rains. We are not talking about a… Continue reading Escalante Virgin