Canyonlands and Dead Horse Point State Park

Jun 7th 2015 — Canyonlands,Utah — 10:55 am

Indian Creek La Sal Clouds Campsite Last Day Evaporation Ponds The Colorado Canyonlands 2 Murphy Hogback Group Pic Rocks Tower Yoga Buttress Hiking

Utah Paddlin’, Bikin’, and Climbin’

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

A 4 day stretch including 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

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

Zion Wandering

May 8th 2015 — Utah,Zion — 2:42 pm

Friday.
Attempted climbing fizzled.
Zion Canyon bike ride.
Hiked Angel’s landing in 2-hours. (5-7ishpm)

Dan Zion Walls River Road Virgin River Zion Canyon The Great White Throne Zion Canyon 2 Camping

The Subway, Zion National Park

May 5th 2015 — Utah,Zion — 12:10 pm

Left Yosemite on a Wednesday, and this was most of Thursday.

Got a bit lucky with a permit being available the same day I went into the backcountry office.

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This post is feeling a bit like bragging, as is just about everything on here really. Not sure what to do about that. Maybe that is just the internet for you.

I am traveling by myself. I have a lot of freedom to do things right now.

One day things will be different.
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Morning Sign I Missed Me Yellow Rock Sandstone Lines Sandstone Ampitheater Going Down Mandatory Swim Log Dropping In Water Color Canyon Water Reflection Rock Pool Subway Side Cascades Dinosaur Track Canyon

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

April Snow in Yosemite

Apr 10th 2015 — California,National Parks,Yosemite — 8:47 am

This was the first time I’ve experienced snow in the valley since moving to El Portal last May. I am leaving soon and I’d been hoping to see some winter before then, so this was a nice bit of closure.

Yosemite Falls Sentinel Rock Three Brothers Sentinel Rock Davy Stairs Yosemite Falls Yosemite Falls Again Half Dome Glacier Point Apron

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

Panorama Trail

Mar 19th 2015 — Yosemite — 7:32 am

From a hike a few weeks ago.

Washington Column Yosemite Falls Half Dome P1010680 Panorama Half Dome Side Half Dome Side 2 Merced Vernal Falls

Rainy Yosemite Valley

Feb 13th 2015 — Yosemite — 10:56 am

Yosemite Falls Wall and Vernal Falls Illilouette Falls Nevada and Vernal Liberty Cap and Clouds Glacier Point Apron P1010584 Sentinel Rock Middle Cathedral Bridalveil Falls and Leaning Tower The Valley El Portal

Eagle Peak

Feb 6th 2015 — Yosemite — 10:07 am

A daring winter ascent.

Yosemite Falls Big Wall Yosemite Creek Highline Highline 2 The Valley The waterfall Middle Cascades Half Dome The Valley Half Dome Biggie Smalls Falls and moon The Moon At Night

Late Fall Rain in Yosemite

Nov 30th 2014 — Yosemite — 8:40 am

Yosemite Falls, the Merced River, and the Yosemite Valley area in the middle of November.

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Poopenaut Valley

Nov 17th 2014 — Yosemite — 6:11 pm

Got to get outside for work last Friday.

As rare these days as it is appreciated.

El Portal Hetch Hetchy Poopenaut 1 Poopenaut 2 Poopenaut 3 Poopenaut 4 Poopenaut 5 Poopenaut 5 Poopenaut 5

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