Author Archives: Mike
This week is my birthday so while this video inspires me at any time of the year, it is particularly inspiring this week. Enjoy and get out there. My favorite line: “We all have dreams. But they don’t mean much … Continue reading
It’s desert season and I’m anxiously flipping through guidebooks to prepare for an upcoming Moab trip to climb some towers. Here is Holier Than Thou, a classic face climb on The Nuns in Castle Valley, Utah.
Spring is in the air here in the Roaring Fork Valley. Warm temperatures and sunny skies have been quickly melting the snow away and prompting climbers to hit the cliffs and to venture out on weekend trips. This is a … Continue reading
I recently read Pete Takeda’s An Eye at the Top of the World. Not my favorite book but an interesting story about climbing, the CIA and a Cold War attempt to spy on the Chinese with a plutonium-powered surveillance device. … Continue reading
Prepare to have your palms sweat while watching Alex Honnold in Mexico on what may be the biggest, hardest free solo ever. Enjoy you Monday!
Warm weather has hit the area but have no fear, there is still ice to climb! Here’s a look at current conditions in Rifle Mountain Park. As usual, give us a call at 970-319-0656 if you’re interested in sticking your … Continue reading
On the far right of Glenwood Falls is a lower angled, easier climb that is less susceptible to the dangers of sun and warm weather than the main, traditional line. A large pine tree is the customary rappel point for … Continue reading
The Final Curtain in Rifle Mountain Park is some of the most consistently forming ice in western Colorado and is a virtual playground of climbing opportunities with lines ranging from WI3 to challenging WI5. Here, Martin tackles a variation on … Continue reading