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Just Keep Swimming

Just Keep Swimming

I was lost, adrift in a sea of blank white granite. I spotted the next bolt, unfortunately 20 feet directly to my right. In my haste I had gotten myself irreversibly off route. I couldn’t up-climb, down-climb, left-climb, or right-climb. My last bolt was at least 20 feet behind me. As the reality of the […]

Alone on the Hindu

Alone on the Hindu

  I was in midair, at the end of my rope, still 60 feet from the ground. Did I mention I was alone, in a remote canyon, with no cell phone service, and no one knew where I was? Suddenly all those Aron Ralston jokes came back to haunt me. With a sigh, I let […]

Desert Jams

Desert Jams

  My nerves were running low after struggling up a long, dirty, unprotected chimney and I looked up to see the pitch finish with a short but steep overhanging off-width. I had already used up all my wide gear, but luckily I was able to find some holds to make the climbing more manageable. Reaching […]

Vertical Progression of the Wasatch

Vertical Progression of the Wasatch

The Wasatch Range is an amazing place for any outdoor enthusiast, thanks to its amazing canyons and endless terrain – all within a close proximity to Salt Lake City. Something locals often take for granted, however, is the astounding diversity of it all. Each canyon contains different types of rock, which create unique textures and […]