Getting Back on the Horse

Almost two weeks ago after finishing up my solo circuit at a local crag I was scrambling down through this gully and had this easy 4th class (hands and feet scramble) traverse over to a trough when suddenly I was knocked back and off over 5th class terrain where I free fell onto a slope--resulting…

The Secret is NOT Talent

If you were to ask anybody who knows me well--old friends and new alike--to describe me, they would likely say that I'm a high energy person. And they wouldn't be wrong in that assessment. Why I'm inclined to write this article is because I am a bit of an extreme case, having gone from an…

An Anti-Climatic End

I was frothing when getting back to the car after soloing Cathedral. It was like I was high. I had a fever, and the only prescription was more mountains. I was also really hungry. We had talked about going to Holcomb Valley, and messaged a group of friends from the climbing class from the previous…

Some Thoughts on Success

I've had some downtime due to some injuries I sustained on Friday, and during the recovery process there have always been two battles I've learned to fight. The first is the obvious physical pain, and tending to the injuries. The second is the mental recovery and negative emotions that correspond with such events. It's easy…

The Dark Horse

I've spent the majority of my life around the ocean surfing and body surfing. Surfing is fun, but it just started to feel like a crowded and competitive endeavor, and I started really feeling a lot more joy and peace out of body surfing. This piece is not about surfing, however, but with professional surfing…