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Pata-pnemonia

Fitz Roy in early morning from Niponino camp. Sunny.  Warm.  Breezy. Chalten, Argentina. Still coughing, been a week.  It is not awful but it is not desirable. Jon Schaffer, Clay Kennedy and I hiked up to Niponino Thursday amidst ha...
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Canadian Tour

Pitch 1 on East Colombian Indirect 5.12+, Tom Egan Wall-- Snowpatch Spire Q.B leading up the Endless Struggle Pitch, Snowpatch SpireWhen you type in your Google search bar "genuine, good-spirited, ego-less hard mutherF#^&ing crankers," I am po...
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A few high quality Grades.

My climbing partner for the last 2 weeks, Buster Jesik, put together this time break down of our recent adventure in Zion.  We linked Spaceshot, Touchstone and Moonlight.   A little video of our adventure also by Buster....http://vimeo.com/73...
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Tips to Hips

LobotomyOn the road. One new adorable nephew, Henry.  Congrats to my brother and sister-in-law.  One lost wallet scare...luckily just called the restaurant in Sedona where I left it.   One snowy bivy near Flagstaff and Ton...
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Paradox Sports

Twenty-three and a half hours!  I think that is when all three of us finally stood atop El Capitan.  It was October 3rd, 2012, another bluebird California fall day preceding a warm star filled evening.  The last time I had climbed The No...
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Shavasana

It is a new year, time for new goals.Last year at this time, I had committed to climbing the Nose with careful preparation as days turned from January to late May.  I began slowly with my training regimen -- easing on the ice cream, alcohol, and e...
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The Raptor!

I am not an ice climber....well, I have now gone, liked it, and I will most certainly go again! My first experience was years ago with an acquaintance.  I wasn't quite sure what he was looking for, but we hiked around a lot up the Lawn Lake Trail....