Monthly Archives: May 2013

Monday Movie – The Only Blasphemy

Storyteller John Long narrates his account of a gripping experience while free soloing with the legendary John Bachar in Joshua Tree in the 1970s. Listen below and enjoy the iconic images of the Stonemaster age from Dean Fidelman.

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Monday Movie – The Black Canyon

I’m still a little sore and tired from a great weekend of climbing in the Black Canyon. Rainy weather provided ample excuse for tackling some smaller and easier objectives. The Black can be an intimidating place but incredibly rewarding. It’s … Continue reading

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Monday Movie – 35

Today is a good friend’s birthday. I love birthdays for the chance they provide to reflect on past times and to look forward to the future. They are a great time to think about what’s important and valuable in life. … 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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