Summer Lovin’: Vestal Peak’s Wham Ridge

It's time I admit it. I get crushes. I see beautiful faces that are just my type, and I feel an insatiable yearning for them. I take photos, spend hours stalking them on the internet, and borrow books to find out how to approach them. I just want to get out there and spend time on these faces, but still dream about them day and night until I live my fantasy. I'm talking about mountains. What did you think I was talking about?


A Number of Firsts While Ice Climbing

Not only was it my first time climbing on vertical water ice, but it would be the first time I used quite a bit of shiny climbing equipment I purchased before parting ways with Bent Gate Mountaineering. My shiny pink rope would loose some shine, and all sorts of slings, carabiners, and accessary cord would garner some street cred-tarnish.

(Barely) Back to 14,000 Feet

Chris, Joe and I ventured down to Gunnison and Lake City this past weekend to check out my brother's new house and go on some adventures. The adventures we were looking for can most accurately be described by the footwear each of us brought: ski boots, hiking shoes, climbing shoes, and flip flops. We got … Continue reading (Barely) Back to 14,000 Feet

Mt. Sneffels: Lavender Couloir Climb – Photos

Last Monday, I had a chat session with my buddy Chris about what to do on Saturday. My initial thought was to do the Wilson trifecta, and the OB couloir on Kit Carson as a back-up plan. After further investigation, I decided that I (and Chris, probably) was not in shape for 8,500 vertical (up … Continue reading Mt. Sneffels: Lavender Couloir Climb – Photos