Utah Paddlin’, Bikin’, and Climbin’

May 30th 2015 — Canyonlands,Climbing,Indian Creek,Moab — 3:11 pm

A 4 day stretch including 2 days of rock climbing at Indian Creek and Wall Street. We did something like 13 routes in those 2 days, mostly in the upper 5.10 range and climbs I had never done before. I didn’t weight the rope once. I was pretty pleased with myself.

Paddleboarding Clouds Clouds Looking Glass Railing Group Shot Six Shooters Canyon Lands Train Tracks Cave Route The Jagged Wedge 1 The Jagged Wedge 2 Elbow Vices Supercrack Buttress Half Pipe

Utah Campin’ and Climbin’

May 29th 2015 — Climbing,Indian Creek,Utah — 11:40 am

More desert rain, camping, and some climbing at Indian Creek and Maverick Buttress up Long Canyon, outside of Moab.

Corollin Rawhide Long Canyon Sunset 1 Sunset 2 Supercrack Elephant Ear Indian Creek Rain Rocks and Clouds

Biz and Mikey Crush Looking Glass Rock

May 15th 2015 — Climbing,Utah — 10:36 am

“Ladies and gentlemen, the time has come to get extreme” -Business 3000 Spence

Scarin Snakes Climbin Da Boyz Homies Looking Glass Biz Rappel Looking Glass Biz Rock Biz Rappel Rappel Hole Swing 1 Swing 2

Moab Camping and Climbing

May 12th 2015 — Arches,Climbing,Utah — 1:18 pm

My first several days around Moab, Utah.

Camp Site Morning Arches 1 Arches 2 Arches 3 La Sal Mountains Camp Instagram Round-Up Ryan Hot Toddy Gunsmoke View

Yosemite With My Brother. Goodrich Pinnacle, Right Side.

Apr 30th 2015 — California,Climbing,Yosemite — 12:20 pm

By Davy’s last day we were getting a bit slab-crazy and decided to do a 6-pitch route up Glacier Point Apron. The Supertopo description for this route makes it sound a bit easier than I found it to be.

We made it to the top without any major complications though.

Davy Belaying Davy 4th Pitch Davy Justin Davy Gazing Davy Instagram Portrait Last Pitch The Brothers Sulock Davy Goodrich Pinnacle Sitting Davy Goodrich Pinnacle Standing Yosemite w/ Clouds Davy Rappel

Yosemite With My Brother Part 2

Apr 29th 2015 — California,Climbing,Yosemite — 12:22 pm

Some cragging, an evening hike, and multi-pitch climbing on Middle Cathedral Rock.

Davy Lemon Jamcrack View Davy Jamcrack Brother Sulock Jamcrack Mirror Loop Water Mirror Lake Loop Davy First Pitch Davy Fingers Davy Fingers Davy Wide Struggle Davy Wide El Capitan Davy Last Move Davy Anchors Brothers Sulock

Yosemite With My Brother Part 1

Apr 26th 2015 — California,Climbing,Yosemite — 1:57 pm

My brother Davy came up to Yosemite during my last couple of weeks there, and discovered that he is pretty into climbing. We went just about every day he was here. Usually pushing the daylight. These aren’t totally in chronological order.

The pictures that are on the wide and smooth chunk of granite (called Glacier Point Apron) were from some of his last days here.

Davy has had a pretty old-school introduction to the world of climbing. We climbed outside for his first time ever years ago in Gallatin Canyon, MT. I don’t think he’s ever climbed indoors and most of the climbing we did this trip involved cracks.

Crack climbing was all they used to do back in the day, but the advent of sport climbing and climbing gyms has made face climbing more the norm now. I would venture by the time he left that Davy had gained more crack-climbing experience than the majority of climbers.

Davy Suds Sierra Point Log Walk Climb Nutcracker Davy Justin Davy Michael Davy Marginal Davy Marginal Davy Valley Davy Marginal 2 Davy Marginal Goofin Davy Marginal Rappel

Climbing the East Buttress of El Capitan

Mar 29th 2015 — Climbing,Yosemite — 7:27 pm

The route is 1200′ tall and summits due to its starting location and El Cap’s tapering shape on its east side.

This all happened yesterday. A warm and sunny Saturday in Yosemite Valley. We didn’t see any other climbers.

Bill 3rd Pitch El Capitan Bill on 4th Pitch 8th Pitch Belay Sentinel Rock IMG_2023 Yo East Ledges Descent East Buttress

El Capitan – East Ledges Descent

Oct 27th 2014 — California,Climbing,Walls,Yosemite — 8:38 am

The East Ledges descent is the quickest way to get down off the top of El Cap.

We were sitting under the rainfly on the summit trying to wait out the rain, and decided we were just going to get colder if we didn’t start moving.

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The Nose, The Final Pitches

Oct 26th 2014 — California,Climbing,Walls,Yosemite — 6:25 am

Climbing from Camp 6 to the top. Once again narrowly avoiding getting rained on while we were climbing.

Ledge Overhead Carrboro Dude View At belay Last Pitch 1 Last Pitch 2 Last Move Michael Top Richard Top

An El Cap Evening

Oct 22nd 2014 — California,Climbing,Walls,Yosemite — 12:01 pm

The pictures are from our third and final night up there.

Currently it is the 3rd week in October and I have been living in the area since May 19th. There haven’t been more than 6 days that saw considerable rain during that time frame. Somehow we managed to be on El Cap for 3 of them.

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(Still) Climbing the Nose, El Capitan

Oct 19th 2014 — California,Climbing,Walls,Yosemite — 8:42 am

The climbing on day 3.

Started out at Camp 4 and ended up at Camp 6.

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Climbing The Nose, El Capitan

Oct 17th 2014 — California,Climbing,Walls,Yosemite — 8:53 pm

4 days and 3 nights at the end of September.

These pictures are from the first 2 days.

The photos of us on the wall are courtesy of Tom Evans at www.elcapreport.com.

Big thanks to Richard for being such a cool dude and great climbing partner.

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Cathedral Peak

Oct 12th 2014 — California,Climbing,Yosemite — 9:54 am

The Friday after the hang glider morning Sean and I climbed Cathedral Peak. The climbing is all quite mild but the setting is pretty special.

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The Prow, Washington Column

Sep 6th 2014 — California,Climbing,Walls,Yosemite — 8:57 am

Last week Richard and I climbed The Prow on Washington Column. This was the first time I had ever slept in a portaledge and the first time I have ever done a route where you have to haul all your gear up with you.

The route is steep and exposed, tall compared to the rest of the planet but a short wall by Yosemite Valley standards.

Props to Richard for swinging leads with me, all his help with rope management and hauling, and his easy-going attitude.

Start Pitch One Pitch 6 Half Dome Evening Richard Coffee Half Dome Morning Strange Dihedral Up Canyon Richard Climbing Richard Leading Second Night Evening Summit Yo Getting Down

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