So the crew of old dudes set off for what ended up being a twenty-four day adventure on the second day of my first El Cap send, enduring three crazy storms in the process. We yelled back and forth quite a bit, and only occasionally would Pass the Pitons Pete let out his humbling and […]Read more "Mongolians on the Wall"
The bus rolled slowly to a stop as the bus driver politely announced, “Stop 17, Mirror Lake.” This was our stop. The bus was crowded, forcing us to occupy the space at the very front of the shuttle. I did my best to give myself a wide berth as Lis readied herself to throw her […]Read more "Three Days on the Column Pt. 1"
Nothing much to say. Snapped these shots on the third morning of my recent El Cap adventure. Keep your attention on the climber. Climb on!Read more "Perspective is Everything"
Climbing walls is more than merely leaving the ground and arriving at the top. From the second we leave Earth, we are encumbered by innumerable unforeseen obstacles which do their best to beat us to a pulp and coax us into an unwarranted retreat. The amount of hard work and focus required will forever test […]Read more "El Cap Reflection"
Shit. Shit everywhere. Shit flying through the sky and exploding in loud pops as the already days-old feces, festering and rotting in plastic bags, fell uncontrollably from nearly 2,000 feet above my head. One right after another they landed, about ten bags in total. This was the scene Tito Krull, Connor Britts and I saw […]Read more "A Friendly Reminder"
I came to the Valley this season with a mission to push myself as hard as I can, and climb things that I never would have dreamed possible. I also came here with the intention to write, and photograph, and document the whole experience on this blog in order to hopefully keep an up-to-date depiction […]Read more "So Much, So Fast"
Wow. What a week it has been. Although it is only Thursday, I feel that the amount of excitement that has taken place is worthy of documenting early. Plus, the fact that it’s raining right now and my body feels like I just ran a marathon is good reason for me to sit in Degnan’s […]Read more "October 1, 2015 Valley Update"