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Regarding Nature

My friend Kevin Curtis is an amazing writer and all-around fascinating person.  I had the opportunity to climb with him in the City of Rocks this summer.  We were able to hit-up Thin Slice and Terror of Tiny Town one morning.  He told me that he was going to do a quick summer ski-trip in … Continue reading

Photo Sharing

I realize that it has been a long time since I have shared anything on this blog.  Accordingly, I am going to take the easy way out and simply post some photos from the last few weeks.   Here we go…… S.G. These are from a family vacation we took to St. George.  I’m lucky … Continue reading

Arm And Hammer Pt. 2

Tanner and I had plans to go climbing on my birthday, you know the drill, grab some churros for breakfast and go out for a few hours of good climbing. We were tossing around some routes in little cottonwood and the plan was set, I would meet him bright and early.

Crag Check: Window Rock East

The Utah Climbing Club is an excellent environment for aspiring and experienced climbers to hangout with like-minded folks. Operated by Jenn Moore and Darren Knezek from Mountainworks in Provo, the club is a social hub of climbing that offers a little something for everyone, as well as world-class training from some of the most knowledgable … Continue reading

Fine Jade

Funnest day ever.  Chase and I backpacked up to the ridge between the Rectory and Castleton Tower.  We arrived at 1:30 am, slept a couple of hours, woke up before the sunrise and started climbing.  After climbing Fine Jade we went and floated the Colorado in pool toys.  This was super funny because as we … Continue reading

More

It was a year ago I first laid eyes on Mark Twight’s quintessential book “Extreme Alpinism”. Even though my climbing partner gave it rave reviews, it stayed firmly stashed below a pile of text books. Ce’est le vie. When I finally got around to it, I quickly realized this was no ordinary climbing book (like … Continue reading

Arm And Hammer

Bells Canyon sits right above Sandy, UT and is home to some amazing water falls, vistas, and granite walls. When Greg first called me and invited me to do the route with him, I was skeptical that I could do it. I told him I was game and that if I couldn’t climb it, I … Continue reading

The Bad Days

***Before the hold broke Today was one of those. Although we were in one of the most beautiful places on earth, everything seemed to go wrong. We were attacked by the worst hatch of deer flies that I have ever witnessed. We almost stepped on a huge rattlesnake. A hold broke on my route, pulling … Continue reading

Outside Corner

   The days are growing longer and warmer allowing us to get out more frequently. Eric and I met up after work for a quick little climb. We have been trying to tick off a lot of the easier multi-pitch trad climbs in the Wasatch.