Archive for the ‘Locations’ Category

  • The Diamond: A Pervertical Genesis by Alexa Flower

    Apr 3, 14 • 5601 Views • Colorado6 Comments

    The night was silent apart from our winded breaths and quiet footsteps; largely stifled by the dirt and pine needles dispersed across the mountain trail. The incessant stars and full moon illuminated our path before us, eliminating the need for artificial...

  • A Map To The Skyland Boulders, Crested Butte, Colorado

    Mar 25, 14 • 3853 Views • Colorado, Locations1 Comment

    [photo of Ben Johnson climbing Blunt Boy (5.10a) Joint Rock]  The Skyland Boulders in Crested Butte have been called “The best in Colorado”. However with the remote location, they are a quiet refuge in the tranquil mountain town. People go to...

  • Running Wild Amongst Sandy Giants by Madeline Pickering

    Feb 11, 14 • 2328 Views • Locations2 Comments

    We arrived to Creek Pasture past midnight to a deafening stillness. Unable to locate our friend’s campsite, we perched our cars at an empty parking lot and fell asleep in the backs of them, exhausted after the nine-hour drive. I wore my long johns...

  • Patagonia, Lessons From a Bigger Scale by Drew Thayer

    Feb 5, 14 • 2962 Views • PatagoniaNo Comments

    How can I describe the size of this place? How can I describe the dizzying gulfs of air below us as we claw our way towards the summit of Poincenot, glaciers splayed below like blue tongues cascading into tortured icefalls, and the Torre spires emerging from...

  • Trim Season and The Mushroom Wall

    Jan 9, 14 • 2813 Views • The Black CanyonNo Comments

    Cliff took out his trimming scissors and chopped several green buds off the stem of the marijuana plant. After he did this he looked across the room, as nine of his other comrades of cannabis did the same. One bud at a time they tossed the nuggets into a...

  • A True Maiden Voyage, A Fire In the Black Canyon

    Jan 8, 14 • 5073 Views • The Black Canyon2 Comments

    I was riding shotgun in an ‘86 Safari van, smoking a cigarette, and wondering where the hell we were headed. I had agreed to go on a climbing adventure with a boy I met just a week ago. I borrowed his harness to try rock climbing. Returning it after only...

  • Tons of Tufas, Mexico’s Cumbia Cave, a photo essay

    Dec 10, 13 • 3945 Views • MexicoNo Comments

    The Cumbia Cave is down a bumpy road in Nuevo León, Mexico. It is located in an area called Las Adjuntas, which is where two rivers converge in a beautiful lush canyon famous for it’s canyoneering adventure called Matacanes. The Cumbia Cave is on the...

  • Colombian Policy by D Scott Borden

    Nov 4, 13 • 3868 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I’m sweating in the Colombian sun as I reach for a big flat hold on inverted sandstone. I clip a bolt and move onto a lower angle section. The shenanigans from the previous evening are dripping out of me and onto the red rock below. In a sudden moment of...