Rainier Favorites

Last year I was able to climb Mt. Rainier via Kautz Glacier. It was an amazing experience and I was able to capture some photos that help tell the story of our climb. The trip was a success and will forever be engrained in my memory as one of the more surreal experiences of my … Continue reading

From Dawn Until Dusk

Spring Break 2012!!!

For spring break we all decided we needed a trip to some where warm with good climbing. We decided on Joshua Tree and then plans began to take shape. Joshua Tree is a lot like the City of Rocks but out in the middle of California with less camping.

Getting high

I keep hoping for the snow conditions to change here in Utah so I can get up on the high ridges without feeling somewhat guilty. It is dumping snow right now and I know the avalanche conditions will call for more fun, but low angle, turns tomorrow.

Becky’s Wall 5.7

Last night we had the opportunity to get up Little Cottonwood Canyon for some climbing. Our friend and soon to be contributor, Eric Montandon, just bought himself a new trad rack so we decided to go test it out. We decided on one of the Little Cottonwood classics, Becky’s Wall. This climb has a beautiful … Continue reading

An Escape to St. George

I loathe leaving the Wasatch Range in the wintertime. With its limitless terrain to explore on my skis, there is no place I’d prefer to be. There’s always new peaks to summit, lines to ski, and powder stashes to plunder. This year, however, has been a different story. We’ve received record-low amounts of snow, and … Continue reading

Spring Break

Photo: Pockets of Resistance 5.12a NRG With Kate silently sleeping, I sing-a-long to the radio as our rusty Volkswagon Golf hums toward Asheville.  The thick green forest flies by the windows, never seeming to change.  The first few hours slowly creep by.  Just before I become impatient of feeling like the highway is a treadmill … Continue reading

The end of dawn patrols

The days of being able to dawn patrol may be coming to a close. We went out earlier this week and found the snow on most aspects to be completely baked out. The Northerly aspects were still good and held some deep settled pow turns, but because of deep instabilities, trusting long steep northerly facing … Continue reading

Climbing Trips

There is something very relaxing about a climbing trip. Maybe it’s just us but we end up doing a whole lot more hanging out and sleeping than we do climbing. Don’t get me wrong, alpine starts have their time and place, however, bum camping is one of the greatest things in the world. You don’t … Continue reading

Another illustration of why Utah wins.

Chase McMillan always seems to accomplish a lot more than most in 48 hours…