Posts Tagged ‘drew thayer’

  • Flirting with The Nose In A Day in The Valley of Stone

    Jun 22, 17 • 5824 Views • Locations2 Comments

    “Whatever you can do, or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power and magic in it.” Goerte I grew up in the traditions of western science and puritan pragmatism. Success is earned through work, luck is the sum of preparation, a penny saved is a...

  • A Geologist Falls in Love with Gravity by Drew Thayer

    Jun 6, 17 • 805 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Erosion [i roh zhun] The process by which the surface of the Earth is gradually worn away by the action of water, glaciers, wind, waves, etc. The gradual destruction or diminution of something. This sport we call climbing is built upon layers of paradox:...

  • Effort and Folly on Mount Waddington by Drew Thayer

    Apr 30, 17 • 687 Views • Climbing CultureNo Comments

    Humbled The cam lobes slide in the fissure as I test it, useless. This dark, metamorphic rock, tortured entrails of a bygone continent, is too slick and brittle for our modern hardware. As if the old recognizes the young: Who are you, whippersnapper, with...

  • Review: Scarpa Vapor Lace

    Feb 12, 17 • 2829 Views • GearNo Comments

    Scarpa’s Vapor V rock shoe now has an upgraded model. The new Vapor Lace shoe offers a more customizable fit, which provides slightly more comfort and control. This shoe is ideal for vertical to slightly overhanging face climbing and mixed face and crack...

  • Rambling In The Bugaboos by David Fay

    Feb 7, 17 • 1468 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    We rounded the bend and there were half a dozen people lining up at the base of the route. Rock climbing pioneers had valued the virtue of good clothing: well ironed shirts, collared and tucked. We paused momentarily—not because of the crowds but because of...

  • Thoughts on the Passing of Scott Adamson, an extraordinary human by Drew Thayer

    Sep 12, 16 • 1498 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Scott Adamson and Kyle Dempster no longer walk among us in this life. They died in Pakistan some time in the last two weeks, attempting to climb one of the great mountaineering challenges of this generation, the north face of the Ogre II. The Ogres are...

  • Sacred Space by Drew Thayer (art by Rhiannon Williams)

    Jul 31, 16 • 1199 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Right now, this detail is all that matters: the carabiner just fell back into the crack, and you’re staring it down as if it’s the only damn thing in the whole universe. Your middle finger brushes it aside on the first pass, then just lightly levers it...

  • Review: Exped Synmat Hyperlite Sleeping Pad

    Jun 6, 16 • 1877 Views • GearNo Comments

    The gear: Exped Synmat Hyperlite sleeping pad, size Medium (msrp $169) and Schnozzel Pump Bag UL (msrp $40) Reviewed by: Drew Thayer, Senior Contributor  A sleeping pad doesn’t need to be complicated, it just needs to do three things well: keep your body...