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I’m still here.

Seems as though all of us have been out doing what we want. Suzu came back with some insights that I, as having never competed in a comp, never thought about. It makes me quite happy to see her come back here and ask some hard questions, provoke some big thoughts, and demand some action. […]

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A question…A thought…Any answers?

    The last time I wrote a blog was while I was living in France and exploring Europe and its climbing. Since then I haven’t been very inspired to blog about climbing, due in part, to finishing school, a year of student teaching, relocating, looking for meaningful work and starting a new life. In […]

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Wind River Bouldering

Been a bit.  a lot has happened. injuries. heartbreak. drinking. moving, quitting. recovering. healing. alpine climbing. Ice climbing. In August I took a trip to the wind river range to climb and try and establish a new line on mount hooker. It was a trip of firsts for me. first ascents, first time catching a […]

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Same, same.

Long time since I’ve been round these parts.   Things are the same, but different; I have a full time job now, thanks to a good pal. I’ve been training like mad. I’ve climbed a few things. I almost blew up an ankle in Colorado (cursed). The seasons are changing and that has everyone excited […]

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Heat

It’s been super hot which has led to decreased motivation and some nighttime and naked climbing sessions….  

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Joe’s, Again

Went to Joe’s Valley last week for spring break. Brought the camera. Never took it out. Got a few videos though (thanks iPhone). Here ya go.          

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Roots

It’s been a couple of months I guess. Mainly been focusing on the LA county bouldering guidebook recently so there’s been lots of days of making maps and taking photos of blank boulders and coming back home to draw lines all over them. Got a few areas completed already and I’m pretty amped on how […]

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The Banquet

Looking to try a new line, after some raving opinions, I went out yesterday to the hinterlands with Thomas and Matt. They had both put a session in on the problem earlier this week, and Thomas had pointedly come out the day before and put it down, dubbing it The Banquet. I managed to put it […]

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It’s Almost Here, Already

When the semester ended Dayna and I headed back to Kansas and Missouri with aims to climb on one specific roof, outside of Springfield, Missouri, and in Arkansas. One of the two actually came to fruition. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Before we left, I made some alterations to my vehicle. While I have […]

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New Year

The Los Angeles sector of this thing has been pretty stagnant for the past few months and I apologize for that.  It’s been a combination of laziness in terms of taking my camera out or uploading pictures and just not getting a ton due to kids and other responsibilities.  This is the new year though […]

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Joe’s, Woes, a Digger, and Pulling the Trigger

THE SEMESTER IS OVER! Finally, I have a few weeks to focus on what’s really important. Climbing. But, with the semester resolving itself around hours and hours of grading and writing I’m behind in catching you up to whats been on the up and up. We went to Joe’s Valley, Utah over Thanksgiving break. I […]

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Winter & Training

Well its that joyous time of year again, winter. When the weather turns to a snowy arctic mess, all my friends leave to warmer better climbing areas, and I stay in Estes Park doing tree work. Well I work when the weather is above 10 degrees and its not shitting down snow.  Last year to […]

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Some Sandstone

I’ve always been a fan of sandstone. The colors. The texture. This last weekend the lady and I, and couple of friends, took off for Red Rocks. Though not expecting much of the trip I did plan to try something hard.       I had set my eye to try Lethal Design, up in […]

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