Post Tagged with: "Climbing"

Evolv Maximus Approach Shoe Review

Evolv Maximus Approach Shoe Review

These easily worked as hiking boots to the top of the trail on Si and then with ease as more of a rock shoe for scrambling up the haystack to the true summit.

by February 18, 2013 0 comments Gear
The Mental Game of Getting to the Summit

The Mental Game of Getting to the Summit

We’ve all heard about the power of positive thinking. If you say things like, “I can’t do it” or “I’m not going to make it,” well, then you’ll do what you say. But getting to the finish is a little more than just being positive. It is being purposeful. Purposeful with every foot step. Every water break. And every thought.

by January 30, 2013 0 comments Skills
Hydrapak Jolla Diamond H Pro Review

Hydrapak Jolla Diamond H Pro Review

The Hydrapak Jolla’s lightweight frame, ventilated construction, and great hydration system, make it a great bag for bikers and day hikers. Its temperature-controlled body can resist cold, rain, and humid conditions, and its flexible body allows for a ton of gear. It can double as a gym bag or a work bag and then quickly covert to a great pack for weekend adventures.

by November 28, 2012 0 comments Gear
An Introduction to Bouldering

An Introduction to Bouldering

Bouldering is a sport enjoyed by many climbers; some boulder to train for the outdoor sport and traditional routes and others prefer to forgo the technical aspects of rock climbing and focus on simple technique in a low but physically demanding environment.

by October 9, 2012 0 comments Skills
Fischer Towers, Utah

Fischer Towers, Utah

Named for a local miner, these towers are slowly being extruded as they outlast the mesa from which they rise. Layton Kor et.al scrapped his way up the tallest tower of the group–the 800-plus foot Titan–back in 1962 and the route was etched into climbing history after Steck and Roper included it in their Fifty Classic Climbs of North America. Today, the towers attract more climbers than ever (some say too many) and endure a seemingly constant threat of development from both land owners, gas companies and Utah’s own Governor, Gary Herbert.

by September 19, 2012 0 comments Fireside, Trails
Go climb a tree

Go climb a tree

We had our favorite trees spread out over several square miles. Short ones, tall ones, gnarled oaks, sappy ones, and ones so tall we were not bold enough to reach the top despite numerous attempts and bold speeches to the contrary. I taught myself to whistle so that I could “talk” to the birds.

by February 6, 2012 0 comments Fireside
Joys of Climbing – My Vertical Environment

Joys of Climbing – My Vertical Environment

My attention was rudely diverted back to the highway in front of me, I had a run in with a cattle guard on the way to the Buttermilks earlier that year that had almost set Champ on fire. The worn out shocks rattled over the cattle guard and the engine sputtered a few times and then finally died out.

by December 13, 2011 0 comments Fireside