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…

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…

Rest Day in the Tetons

I woke up in that heinous dirtbag campground the day after my big link up, and went to the visitor center to make a french press, and oh was it just what I needed. Now I'm aggravated and caffeinated. I drove about 30 miles to Signal Mountain Campground since Jenny Lakes was full, and I…

Josh’s Big Day

I woke up at 2:00am in Lander and packed up my stuff as quietly as possible. I had decided the night before that I would forego cooking breakfast for a quicker departure. I stopped for gas at Maverick ($2.19 p/ gallon, PSYCHED!), and grabbed a healthy breakfast for the road--a Monster Energy drink and a…