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Posted March 17, 2008

A Few Gutsy Throws

Fueled by Sparks, Bone Thugs and a half awake co-pilot, I made a silent promise to myself to not let the Yaris drop below 90 mph. Things were going smooth. Too smooth. About an hour out of Bakersfield and the car struck something which I can only describe as hard...

Posted March 13, 2008

My Climbing Life: Dreaming of the Unscheduled Escape

I don't feel like working today. That doesn't change the fact that I have to work, and I will work, soon... but I am going to indulge in a self-indulgent blog post before I get cracking.

Posted March 12, 2008

There's Hope for the Climbing Community

Thank goodness for proactive climbers.

Posted March 10, 2008

Boulder: Sunny With a Chance of Spray

Being from Boulder, I understand the amount of spray that covers every surface in a 20-mile radius of that town, but it gets to be ridiculous when...

Posted March 7, 2008

World’s Worst Climbing Desecration?

Bolts are bad. Chipping is horrendous. What could be worse? Well—here's an easy answer—really, really stupid people.

Posted March 5, 2008

New High-Altitude Expedition Weather Forecast Website

I just wanted to inform everyone about a new online weather forecast service at that provides reliable forecasts, information and advice for expeditions to remote, high-altitude locations.

Posted March 5, 2008

First Guided Mid-Winter Ski Descent of Wyoming's Grand Teton

Exum Guides Nat Patridge and Bill Liberatore skillfully led Jackson skier David DeFazio in the first guided mid-winter ski descent of Wyoming's Grand Teton.

Posted March 3, 2008

The American Death Triangle and Other Practical Climbing Techniques

Learn to climb. Watch YouTube.

Posted February 29, 2008

BASE Climbing on Cerro Torre

At 9 a.m. on February 25, 2008, Russian Valery Rozov was the first person to BASE jump off of Cerro Torre...

Posted February 28, 2008

Climbing As a Form of Protest?

"Spiderman" strikes again.

Posted February 27, 2008

Where's the climbing love?

Recently, I was in an expensive, albeit nice, climbing gym, four hours from where I live. The girl behind the counter was seemingly absorbed in her charge as the sentry of the gym...

Posted February 21, 2008

Base to Summit in 5 Seconds

Why skin up a peak when you could snowkite?

Posted February 18, 2008

Opening Photos: The Bradford Washburn Museum of American Mountaineering

The Bradford Washburn Museum of American Mountaineering opened last weekend in Golden, CO. The museum will honor the late Bradford Washburn and America's many mountaineers.

Posted February 16, 2008

Bad Climbing Humor at its Finest

I've never purported to be the funniest guy on the interweb, but it blows my mind just how bad some of this stuff is. And by "some of this stuff," I mean this website...

Posted February 15, 2008

Return of the Yeti

The yeti does exist, but is it a bear or really a missing link?

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