Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • Lawton’s Wall, Wild Mexico

    Feb 12, 18 • 2933 Views • Locations3 Comments

    Again, this one starts with a crying baby. This time the baby is Isabella, and we’re deep in a wild Mexican canyon called El Salto, an hour from cell service, fifteen minutes from a village where people don’t even have landlines or interwebs. Paradise....

  • The Road and First Walls in Zion – from American Climber

    Feb 6, 18 • 930 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    This is an excerpt from the book, which documents Mehall’s tumultuous journey to climbing, which ultimately saved his life. You can order the book here.  Chapter 24, The Road and Zion  I have to admit that I was chasing the climbing high. I wanted to...

  • More To Give, The First Solo-Free Single-Day Ascent of El Capitan by Pete Whittaker

    Feb 4, 18 • 16996 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Walking up to the base of Freerider, I felt rested, light, but increasingly nervous. Two years ago, I’d never climbed a single big wall. Seven months ago, I’d never rope soloed a single pitch of climbing. I’d still never soloed a big wall in any way,...

  • Patience by Chris Schulte

    Jan 18, 18 • 2919 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    It starts with a plan like a break in the clouds. We set out thinking on the lines, the foods, the sunrises and campfires, the saving up. And then you set to with the forty-second aspen tree planted that day, the twenty-third special with sauce on the side,...

  • Brooke Sandahl on the beginnings of freeing The Nose

    Jan 8, 18 • 2724 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Man what a route! As a child, I remember looking at photos of it in my Dad’s climbing books thinking, It must be like outer space to be on a wall so gigantic, so remote and featureless. But that sweep of granite stuck in my mind, and as I grew older, its...

  • Silent Partners by Luke Mehall

    Jan 1, 18 • 1343 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I know he knows. Adam Lawton is proud. In every group of adventurers, there is a leader, and every great leader must be a visionary. Adam dreamed the dreams for the entire crew. He found excitement in little breakthroughs, like the time I got a job...

  • La Petite Grimpeuse for President, a profile of Melise Edwards

    Dec 29, 17 • 5179 Views • Locations1 Comment

    In the land of sugar maples and Carolina silverbells, snails and lungless salamanders, a young girl clung to the rock as if her life depended on it. She wasn’t scared of falling, just determined to grip every ounce of joy from that five hundred...

  • A Narrow Escape on Mt. Kenya by Jason Haas

    Dec 28, 17 • 2420 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    “Hey, wake up. Wake up!” Brian whispered harshly. “There’s someone out there.” I half opened an eye and begrudgingly listened to the deafening silence. “I don’t hear anything man, I’m sure it’s nothing.” “SHHHHH!!!!” Brian’s face was...