My Favorite Video for Climbing Technique

In this 15 minute video, Climbing Coach Neil Gresham covers  three(3) climbing specific movements that are essential if you want to improve your abilities as a climber: Outside Edge (AKA: Twist Lock) Flag/ Flagging Drop Knee Neil Gresham Climbing Techniques Masterclass is also featured on the videos page of this blog Climbing Techniques – Neil Gresham Climbing … Continue reading

Breaking in another pair of climbing shoes! How small is too small?

A little over 2 weeks ago, I received a new pair of climbing shoes in the mail that only cost me $7.93 thanks to a $100 credit I had from TheClymb. After climbing in them for these past couple weeks, I can say, they are crushers! It was almost exactly two years ago that I … Continue reading

Game Changers in the Shadows of Sharma

Chris Sharma has dominated the climbing world for the past 15 years. He began the 21st century by establishing a route heralded as the first 5.15a in the world.  At 21, Sharma’s ascent of Realization was neither the pinnacle of, nor the beginning of his climbing career. He had taken the top seat of the climbing world at … Continue reading

Just Got Published in Dead Point Magazine!!!

All those hours I have spent investing in my writing and the countless night of sleep laboring over my craft have finally paid off with some recognition. Yup, you guessed it, after some pruning and winnowing, I have been published in the March-May 2012 issue of Dead Point Magazine. Ok maybe being featured in the … Continue reading

In the days of ole’

It seems like such a long time ago, but it really wasn’t, when you think about how time is endless, kind of like this sentence – it keeps going and going and going – without any real end in sight, almost as if the author was trying to make a point about something by had … Continue reading

Video Fridays: Jonathan Siegrist First Ascent of Le Reve – 5.15a

I am constantly impressed by the lines that are going up in the 5.15 range. As Chris Sharma and Adam Ondra receive the most attention for pushing the sport to it’s limits. In 2011 alone, there were 19 redpoint ascents at 5.15a/b and although a majority of these were climbed by Sharma and Ondra, they … Continue reading

Happy Valentine’s Day Adventurer

Valentine’s Day, hummmmm, I have never really completely understood what is is all about.  I mean, do we really need to set aside a day every year where we are supposed to share the love? Isnt that something we should be doing everyday? We’ll, I guess it is another Holiday where we get to eat junk and … Continue reading

When family comes first

Climbing Partners Daughter just hanging out

Will I ever be able to climb again? AHHHHHHHHHHHH! Before my son was born, this question was haunting my mind with increasing trepidation the closer we got to his birth date. I knew I was ready to be a father, but I did not completely understand what that would be like. A fear of the unknown was propelled … Continue reading

“In Your Dreams”

Alex Huber - La Rambla

“In your Dreams” – Defined by Urban dictionary as sarcastic way of responding to – or interrupting – someone who is busy telling you about their master plan and all the unrealistically fantastic things they think will happen to them. By using this expression you are suggesting the only place their desired outcome is likely to … Continue reading

I’ll be Home for Christmas – Climbing at Mount Diablo

My hands clutch the steering wheel as we make the grueling seven hour drive to my parents house. The 101 flowed like a snake before us, as the traffic glides North on this Christmas Eve. We were delayed on our normally five and a half hour drive because of the two stops we made to feed my … Continue reading