The Climb That Inspired It All

There is a classic video where Dan Osman free solos Bear's Reach at incredible speed. It was the video that etched climbing into my mind. The movement, the environment, even the guy himself--everything about that video touched on some deep dark desire that I had to be on the cutting edge of something. Years would…

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…

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…