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


With most of the contribution team out on climbing trips, I figured it’d be a perfect time to post a few pictures from last season.

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.

New Route Wednesdays: Tinker Toys 5.7 Rock Canyon, UT

For the aspiring trad climber, quartzite can be your best friend. Lots of edges and jugs while you do your placements, and a large variety of options for your pro. Rock Canyon has some really great trad climbs if it’s something you’re interested in trying out. One of my first ever trad leads was this … Continue reading