Crag Check: Makapuu Point

Some climbing locations become destinations because of the aesthetics of the rock, or the ultra-classic rock quality; others become so due to the environment. I recently took a trip with my family to the Aloha State, and during our stay on Oahu, we made the 45 minute trek down to Makapuu point, on the leeward … Continue reading

The Early Bird | Steorts’ Ridge

Saturday mornings have become my last bastion of adventure. Having a grown-up job certainly accommodates smaller windows of opportunity to get out and play. That being said, I haven’t been necessarily deprived of recreation, but my complex schedule doesn’t allow for me to plan outings that are going to last for more than 4 or … Continue reading


Words by Parker Cross Images by Andy and Neena Earl Climbing appeals to an extremely large demographic. There’s a little bit of something for everyone (even acrophobics). Climbing, for me, is an opportunity to connect with nature in a really special way. Somehow I feel super-connected to the outdoors when I’m climbing and mountaineering/splitboarding. It’s … Continue reading

Castleton On A Windy Day

By: Greg Osborne If I had known what we were getting into I would have turned around.  On the other hand, I’m glad I didn’t.  I wouldn’t trade the experience for the world. This last weekend we all headed down to Castle Valley to climb some towers that have been on our tick lists for … Continue reading

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Jonathan Safran Foer once wrote a book called Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close. I always kind of thought that would be a fitting description for any large-scale avalanche that was too close for comfort. It turns out I was right.

Mountaineering Season Has Arrived In Utah

As the snowboarding season winds down, the peak-bagging season winds up. Desert towers and alpine summits are the name of the game for spring in the Beehive State, thanks to moderate temperatures, mostly predictable weather patterns, and a consolidated snowpack. I had the pleasure of getting atop Mount Nebo this weekend with the Utah Climbing … Continue reading

“Son, you aint seen my pants” – Summersville DWSing

He was struggling on the approach.  With white paste plastered all over his body, like he used Elmer’s glue instead of sunscreen, Captain America looked at Nelson and grunted, “Go git it.  Make America proud.”  Nelly quickly resonded, “I don’t think anything could make America more proud than that hat you’re wearing.”  Without hesitation, the West Virginian responded, … Continue reading