Dave’s Big Day(s)

First, I'd like to apologize for not putting links to the climbs that I had mentioned in my last post. I'd been in a rush to pack, sort, and tie up the loose ends before I left for this trip the night I wrote the post and neglected to do so. I'll fix that, and…

And We’re Off!

It's 6:30 AM, which makes for a pretty late start generally speaking, and my climbing partner Dave and I are headed to Tahquitz Peak for his first multi-pitch climbs! We'll spend two days climbing on Tahquitz helping him familiarize himself with being on a wall and working on speed and efficiency. On day one we'll…

Surviving the Mundane

Hello. A picture speaks a thousand words. Here's what my past two weeks have been like: That, mixed with intermittent free solo circuits at mission gorge, slack lining sessions at Morley Field, and I tried to go bodysurfing the other day, but by the time the heat was done with me my head felt like…

When It Starts Feeling Forced, Go Home

We woke up early on Friday morning--3am--I think. I can't remember. It was pretty early. That would be like 2am San Diego time. We had decided to stay at the American Alpine Club's Climbers Ranch in Grand Teton National Park--just ten minutes drive from Lupine Meadows Trailhead. On this beautiful alpine summer morning out objective…

East Ridge, Disappointment Peak

Emma showed up to camp at midnight, and before we crashed we had decided to do a casual start to the next day. I was pretty desperate for a casual day. And by casual I mean eleven or twelve miles of hiking with a like four-five thousand feet of gain. As I had hoped, I…