Jurassic Park

A Quick Review. As I turned my steering wheel to pull the U-turn required to get into a parking spot, my front wheels suddenly lurched forward and there was a loud crunch as the front of my Honda Fit bottomed out on the lip of the ditch on the side of the road. I had failed to … More Jurassic Park

Making the Habit

Lately I’ve been climbing with a lot of people who are new to the sport or just haven’t been practicing as much as I have. This is a change from my usual set of crusher friends who sometimes tell me, “If you’re not falling, you’re not climbing hard enough.” I’m not currently feeling the need … More Making the Habit

BREAKING NEWS: WOMAN SPENDS AFTERNOON OUTSIDE AND FEELS BETTER ABOUT LIFE

This past Wednesday, after only two and a half days in the office, Molly McCahan of Boulder, CO was feeling pretty down about life. “I just couldn’t get up the energy or enthusiasm for anything,” she says. “Maybe it was all the sleep I lost over the weekend thanks to Frozen Dead Guy Days overlapping … More BREAKING NEWS: WOMAN SPENDS AFTERNOON OUTSIDE AND FEELS BETTER ABOUT LIFE

Tips and Tricks to Find Your One, True Climbing Partner

Happy Valentine’s Week everyone. While most of the consumer culture would have you believe that this is a time to celebrate and show your appreciation for the romantic love you have in your life, I’m here to tell you that, no; what  you need to be worried about is whether or not you’ve found yourself … More Tips and Tricks to Find Your One, True Climbing Partner

Risk, Uncertainty and the Relentless Pursuit of Self-Actualization

Climbing and, indeed, all alpine-oriented sports are inherently dangerous. I clearly don’t need to state that fact. As any piece of climbing gear or climbing guidebook will tell you, CLIMBING IS DANGEROUS. Just this past September, we lost Kyle Dempster and Scott Adamson in Pakistan. In almost any climbing magazine, there will be a special section dedicated … More Risk, Uncertainty and the Relentless Pursuit of Self-Actualization