Tag: climbing

  • Climbing Grays and Torreys Peaks in Early Season Snow – 14,278 feet

    Climbing Grays and Torreys Peaks in Early Season Snow – 14,278 feet

    Fall colors in Colorado are beautiful – and what better vantage point than the top of 2 Colorado 14ers. This weekend, I did the Fall 14er adventure and  climbed with a group of friends to the tops of Grays and Torreys Peaks. (USGS Topo Quad) Wikipedia: “Grays Peak is the tenth highest summit of the Rocky…

  • Climbing Mt. Sherman – 14,035 Feet

    Climbing Mt. Sherman – 14,035 Feet

    Another great Colorado 14er weekend – this weekend Amy, Shannon and I headed up to Mt. Sherman, in Colorado’s Mosquito Range. We headed up Saturday evening and camped at the Fourmile Campground, just below the Southwest Ridge trailhead. Luckily the light rain stopped right as we got our fire going, and we enjoyed a great…

  • Climbing Colorado’s Mt. Massive – 14,429 Feet

    Climbing Colorado’s Mt. Massive – 14,429 Feet

    This past weekend, I traveled with a good group of friends to Leadville, Colorado to camp at the base of and climb Mt. Massive, one of Colorado’s 14ers, and the 2nd highest peak in the Rocky Mountains. Route Description, from 14ers.com: Leave the parking area and begin hiking up the Colorado/Mt. Massive trail – Photo…

  • How to plan, train and  pack for your first summit above 14,000 feet

    How to plan, train and pack for your first summit above 14,000 feet

    This month, I was featured in Boulder Lifestyle Magazine discussing some great Colorado 14ers to get you started on your first climb. Thanks to journalist Sandra Henderson for interviewing me for the article. Check out the article, starting on page 34!

  • Tonsai Beach, Thailand – Climbers Paradise

    Tonsai Beach, Thailand – Climbers Paradise

    As soon as I finished up my brief intro to Thailand in Koh Lanta, I immediately hopped on a boat and sped over to the climbers mecca of Thailand, Railay/Tonsai Beach. The Railay beach area is made of three different bays, with the beach in each bay having a unique character. West Railay is the…

  • Camping and Climbing at The Gunks, NY

    Camping and Climbing at The Gunks, NY

    This weekend I headed out with a large group of friends to The Gunks, one of the premier climbing areas in the east. We camped at the “multiple use area” campground, and climbed mainly in the Peterskill area. From TheMountainProject.com: The Gunks (short for Shawangunks) is one of the premier climbing areas in the country.…

  • Black Diamond’s Sonnie Trotter and Tommy Caldwell free climb first ascent of The Shining IV 5.13+ in the Canadian Rockies

    Black Diamond’s Sonnie Trotter and Tommy Caldwell free climb first ascent of The Shining IV 5.13+ in the Canadian Rockies

    Another incredible climbing video from Black Diamond. Sonnie Trotter and Tommy Caldwell free climb the first ascent of The Shining. Interesting to see them drilling and bolting pitches, and how they handle the cameras while climbing. Also, holding together 5.13+ in a snowstorm is pretty amazing. Article from BD Black Diamond athletes Tommy Caldwell and…

  • Sasha DiGiulian climbs Pure Imagination 5.14d

    Great video today from Adidas, of Sasha DiGiulian’s insanely hard first female ascent of Pur Imagination, in Kentucky’s Red River Gorge. This is actually where I grew up climbing too – although definitely not doing routes like this.. Sasha DiGiulian. “Pure Imagination” 5.14d (9a). from Adidas Outdoor on Vimeo. Filmed and Edited by: 3SM Music…

  • Climbing Mt. Washington

    Climbing Mt. Washington

    Last weekend, my brother Jason and I took a roadrtip to North Conway, and climbed Mt. Washington with the EMS Climbing school. We drove up to North Conway on Friday Night, and stayed at the White Trellis motel. With a 4 am arrival, I thought a locally owned motel would be the easiest do deal…

  • Climbing Mt. Massive with Molly – 14,428 Feet

    Climbing Mt. Massive with Molly – 14,428 Feet

    In 2001, I climbed Colorado’s Mt. Massive for the first time. The blog post was originally made on my Geocities blog, but sadly never transferred over to my now-continuing database, started in 2002 on Blogger v1. Here are photos from our awesome climb up Mt. Massive! Photoset, on Flickr