Racing the Sun

Dave burled down the shitty Mount Woodson trail headed downhill to Starface when red flashed down below. It's rare to see another climber down here, especially on a weekday. As we continued down the slope scrambling the occasional boulder I recognized my longtime friend and climbing partner Janet coming up the hill towards us. And…

Every Minute of Everyday

Five years of early mornings, long days, and late nights. I am quite possibly the epitome of what defines the concept of the 99%. A struggling american citizen with no reprieve in sight, but trudging forth steadfast despite the constant adversity. That's what I enrolled in college for, to get away from the aimless state…

A Sour Taste

I slept under the stars--only a sleeping pad between me and the dirt. Cowboy camping. It was so dark, quiet, and peaceful out there in the desert. I wish it were possible to send that moment to you, so you could experience it for yourself. The sky was darker than I've ever seen, but the…

Back Down the Rabbit Hole

The last few months have been a tedious struggle to get back on my feet, emotionally and physically. With my body partly broken, and no financial stability whatsoever, I was forced to invest my time into things other than climbing for the first time in years. I  spent time in the water, running trails and…

A Rebut

"Josh, I think you need a roommate." "Ummm, why?" "Because I think you spend way to much time by yourself. I worry about you." "Well I don't know, man, maybe you're right..." I walked away and threw my lunch bag in the back of the truck, checked that all the equipment was loaded, then hopped…