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…

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…