Posts Tagged ‘trad’

  • Just One More, The Acquired Taste of New Routes in Indian Creek

    Jan 3, 16 • 2986 Views • Locations1 Comment

    “Once in a while you get shown the light In the strangest of places if you look at it right” Scarlet Begonias by The Grateful Dead “I just want one first ascent,” I told my best friend Two Tent Timmy, while we stood amongst the winter solitude in our...

  • Review: Alone on the Wall by Alex Honnold

    Dec 14, 15 • 3942 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    Every sport has a Michael Jordan, the athlete whose fame stretches well beyond the playing field, and for climbing that person is Alex Honnold. Honnold, a 30-year-old climber hailing from Sacramento, California, has gained worldwide notoriety for his filmed...

  • A Mt. Whitney Vignette by Hannah Lily Hall

    Dec 13, 15 • 4671 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    My hands gripped a small undercling in the alcove I had been resting in. I looked up at the move I would perform. Full extension, my hand rested a solid two feet below the next good crack system. I glanced down at the worn out webbing that represented my last...

  • Vertical Desires in the Midwest Flatlands by Dakota Walz

    Dec 3, 15 • 7824 Views • Locations10 Comments

    Morning light reflects bright off the white granite ledge as my pal Patrick is slowly pushing our rope up pitch 4 of the Muir Wall of El Capitan. A local climber of immortal fame joins me on the large ledge. We each quietly feed and take rope while enjoying...

  • The Sisterhood of the Rope by Rhiannon Williams

    Dec 2, 15 • 5027 Views • Locations1 Comment

    We pull into the Supercrack parking lot in a rusty, mud smothered Subaru, named Shelly. The lot is dotted with similar vehicles, their windows all dusted by relentless desert sand, (some of which have been decorated by a climber’s tough calloused finger)....

  • A Jack In The Box In The Chalk Bag by Spenser Tang-Smith

    Nov 11, 15 • 11904 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    I woke up before dawn in the parking lot of an apartment complex. My girlfriend and I had been living on the road for two years, and the tiny trailer we called home was furnished with a memory foam mattress atop a plywood bed frame I’d installed in its...

  • A Truly Stolen Chimney, Hilarity on Ancient Art

    Oct 18, 15 • 3663 Views • LocationsNo Comments

    True climbing encourages bravery and induces suffering. It’s at the heart of the endeavor, and all seasoned climbers recognize this. For most of us it creates a foundation of who we are, builds our character and gives us life philosophies. For most of time...

  • New Wall in Indian Creek

    Oct 9, 15 • 3489 Views • Locations3 Comments

    As of last weekend there’s a brand new wall in Indian Creek: The Dove Creek Wall. The best part is it’s in the shade all day, and also can be combined with a day of climbing at the Optimator Wall, which doesn’t go into the shade until the...