Category Archives: Sport Climbing

Picture of the Week – Ibex

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

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Bad Bolts Suck!

Bad bolts suck, that is for sure. But, it’s a hard task to replace those bad bolts. This winter, one of my project was rebolting the steeply overhanging, classic route, Pretty Hate Machine in Rifle. Here’s the story, published on … Continue reading

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Monday Movie – Paige Claasen on To Bolt Or Not To Be

Smith Rock is one of my favorite climbing areas and here’s a great video of Paige Claasen sending the classic 5.14a, To Bolt Or Not To Be. Also, check out the recent podcast with her on the Enormocast. It’s a … Continue reading

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Attitude is everything

Attitude is a powerful force and can be a game changer in determining the outcome of challenging goal. Check out my¬†article about attitude in the Glenwood Springs Post Independent.  

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Monday Movie – Mayan Smith-Gobat on Punks in the Gym

A nice video of Mayan Smith-Gobat climbing in beautiful Arapiles on Punks in the Gym. Enjoy.

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Monday Movie – Nina Caprez & Cedric Lachat

This is a great little video with a wonderful story and beautiful imagery. My great grandmother was born in Switzerland and our family has always had a special place for it in our hearts. Nina Caprez cranks this cool looking … Continue reading

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Resolutions

2013 is full blown. Have you asked yourself what you want to do this year? Goals? Resolutions? To-do lists? Whatever you want to call them, it can be motivating to make some resolutions. Setting goals can be a bit like … Continue reading

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Tech Tip: Rappelling with a GriGri (or Cinch or what have you)

Check out my recent Tech Tip on rappelling with a GriGri, Cinch or what have you at Splitter Choss.

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La Obsesion – Dani Andrada

I enjoyed this video about Dani Andrada because it was good to hear from someone else who enjoys putting up new routes as well as rebolting old routes for the benefit of the community. I appreciate the work people put … Continue reading

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Community Service

Climbing is a sport where it’s pretty easy to take and never have to give. Few areas have fees of any sort so beyond the expense of gear and gas, climbing is free. Recently, I’ve been relegated to climbing close … Continue reading

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