Ultra-classic. But oh my, it's so hot in Zion...so hot...why then is he wearing a long sleeve you ask? Because it was SO chilly this morning! @peachyspohn
It's always nice when a full crag comes with tons of awesome energy and so much encouragement, you're still all alone once you leave the ground regardless. Thanks for the pic @richwheaterphoto #neverstopexploring #noplacetoofar #maximropes
Last year my friend Chad and I completed the third ascent of Saurons Eye (Grd VI 5.10d R/X A4+) here in Lost Vegas. The route was established by the late Brian McCray, a close friend of Chads and a hero of mine. On the summit we spread his ashes, the walls below are filled with First Ascents that McCray established over the years, Sauron's Eye being one of his all time favorites. He would probably cringe at me posting this to social media, he would make fun of me to no end. He is greatly missed but continues to inspire us. See my webpage in profile for a piece remembering Brian.
Really appreciated these guys letting me squeeze past on the inside while flying free on one of my favorites! 😬🤙🏽🐵👊🏼
I'm sorry, how much of Blue Diamond Hill is visible from #RedRocks ?? Looks like all of it to me. #saveredrock
Before there was a van, there was a trusty 1987 Honda Accord. The last year of college I never invited @carmencrossj back to my place, because I didn't have one. I had the Honda, a cooler of food, and a few backyards to poach. That car took us across the west, I snuggled up next to its wheels in many roadside ditches. Life was simple, this girl and climbing were all I really cared about.
From there, to here, just like that.
I love you! @carmencrossj
I think it's ok to be scared. Why are we here? What are we doing? What will happen? I think we will go search for an answer soon! #nofunallowed #questionmadness #neverstopexploring
It worked out! The monkeys are uniting!! 🐵🙉🙊🐵👍🏼
Leaving the slot machines behind with the most stressful part of all trips done: the packing. The mountains sound easy compared to that first phase of every trip. With good weather in Patagonia I hope I can find my friends. It's been a strange pack this time, but I'm ready for any type of climbing you could envision. #moretoysmoreoptions #neverstopexploring
Time of Pack: 3:14pm Wednesday, February 22. It's been a nice, semi-stressful 3 days with you packing process. Glad it's over. Now for some big ass big walls! #neverstopexploring
Viva Mexico y la buena gente alla. No hay lluvia todavia. But there sure was a little later! @camp_usa
Perfect days in Red Rocks. Hidden behind my absurd beard, and lots of shadows, I am smiling and thoroughly enjoying myself. #neverstopexploring #maximropes #mountainvision 📸@andyreger
Visit old routes with old friends for the most fun. @benjaminjdoyle
Raining now. Improving soon. Fun times on a quicky in El Potrero Chico. Age does not slow my friend Bill. #chompingatthebit #neverstopexploring
It was awesome to see @carmencrossj branch out onto some steeper, fluffier slopes the other week. Some of us don't mind risking life and limb to fly down the steeps or climb past our limits of difficulty and danger but that is definitely not for everybody. It's been fun to see our different approaches to learning to ski, Carmen is cautious, I'm a bit more go-for-it, but we are both meticulous in nailing down our technique and adamant about not getting hurt. Every day out we try to sponge up knowledge and skills, Carmen's 'so-much-fun' attitude is contagious. It reminds me that having fun is the ultimate teacher. #noplacetoofar #mountainvision
It's probably old and cliche in the world of ice climbing, but when I asked @jessehuey for tips to teach an intro Ice clinic he gave one phrase, "swing like you screw and Kick like you poo." Hips in to swing, ass out to kick. Great time teaching @nschmiedl from the TNF office to ice climb. #neverstopexploring @camp_usa
'Life is about experience' I heard @conrad_anker say several times. I couldn't agree more and was so honored to tie in with some of the best this weekend for an incredible week of amazing mountain experiences: climbing, community, excitement, learning, and teaching. Thanks to @andresmarin22 for the great tour! #neverstopexploring
We scarfed down burritos, coffee and Apple fritters at noon in Telluride just after finishing Bridalveil Falls, one of the best ice climbs in Colorado. We walked down the main street to check out an art gallery Jesse wanted to see. "Well? Should we go look at the Ames Ice Hose now?" Jesse asked me. I killed my coffee, wishing I had more but knew it would make my toes numb. "Yeah. I'm kind of lazy though," I told him, "We better go look at it i guess." We slid the rental car down the approach road, wondering if we could drive back up. Lazy is a nice way to feel, but a better feeling is snapping out of lazy and raging 500 feet of ice in an hour or so. I like that a lot more. @jessehuey @camp_usa