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Mount Shasta – 4/23

WORK IN PROGRESS: Temporary labor shortages have made sourcing the usual witty and informative writing difficult. For now pictures will have to do.

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Yosemite Valley – 10/9-10/17

Yosemite Valley. It’s hard to summarize the weight The Valley carried in my mind prior to this trip. For years, Yosemite has felt like a gaping hole in my otherwise fairly well rounded climbing resume. For years, schedules and fitness and partners have never quite lined up and I’ve told myself “next year” as I […]

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Tuolumne Meadows – 9/4-9/6

It’s been a full summer since I last posted. This is for a variety of reasons, but mainly due to a summer of not much mountain adventuring. Some nagging Achilles/ankle/foot pain I had been ignoring all spring finally caught up with me in early June, and I soon found myself hobbling around, unable to even […]

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The Evolution Traverse – 8/16

It’s a lost, or it’s kind of an ignored idea, the idea of magnificent failure rather than a mediocre success Peter Croft Like many great climbing goals, I’m not sure exactly when the Evolution Traverse first came onto my radar, but with a few amazing traverses under my belt (namely the Cirque Traverse in 2018 […]