Growing Pains

I was sitting with my lifelong friend Jake on his patio talking climbing and talking life--where those two end and begin, I'm not sure. He laughed in reference to the amount of people who compare their climbing ability and progress with his, and, often so, they haven't spent a fraction of the time honing the…

The Art of Ignorance

I wrote a really long post, about 1000 words, that I just deleted. It pretty much described my incident again, but most of you know what happened. If you don't check it out here. What followed that initial fall was a brainless march back into my regular routines, trying to climb as hard as I…

Laugh to Keep from Crying

Today's post features a special guest, John the Electrician, doing what he does best! I can't say that this is OSHA approved, but OSHA is no fun anyways so screw them and all their rules! This had to be the most heinous attic that I've ever crawled around in, and while I was able to…

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…

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…