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WHERE THE PARTY'S AT -- Hi Steph! I am currently reading High Infatuation and I cannot stop.Hi Steph! I am currently reading High Infatuation and I cannot stop. I found an old, seemingly ragged, copy from the SLC public library. I had no idea what the book was about or even
This page is here purely for reference so that our hard work over then years isn't lost and so people can use it as a resource for holds... WE ARE STILL REVIEWING HOLDS AND VOLUMES!! Look below at the reviews we're putting out on our YouTube Channel.
Back to the States a few days ago.. Many of the same places but always a new experience... The past month we were settled into an awesome little apartment in Cornudella de Montsant. For those that don't know, this is a rad little town just a
Flying with airbags can be a pain--but it gets you here--and it gets you here with an added measure of safetySafety is, quite literally, the TSA's middle name. So you'd think that with an ever-increasing body of evidence pointing to the efficacy of a
I've been making your potato leek soup as part of my regular meal prep for a year or two now (possibly longer) and it was only tonight that I read a little deeper into your story and found it very touching and inspiring.I’ve been making you
So we're not done done... This page is going to stay live but we're not going to be doing text reviews anymore, CHR has moved into another realm which is OGR / CHR... Outdoor Gear Review and Climbing Hold Review! We are still going to review climbing
It's been a busy summer, a freaking rad summer, but damn I can't tell you how happy I am to say that it's over. As I'm sure most of you in the Northern Hemisphere would agree (especially in the American West) I am ready for the fall... ready for cold
On the headwall of Testify 8b, Loch Maree Supercrag last weekend. Yesterday, on the first ascent, these lovely rough Gneiss crimps were a wee bit wet in the pouring rain, but they are incut enough I could get past them. Photo: Chris Prescott/Dark Sky
Hello Steph, my name is Panagiotis and i come from a small island in Greece called Spetses. I am an open water swimmer and my dream is to swim around my island once. It's about 20k but every time i see you hanging from cliff i say to myself that ever
The second edition of our popular title, Bow Valley Sport, has just been released and is available on our website, quickdrawpublications.com. The Bow Valley is arguably the best climbing area in Canada for summer conditions and the vast limestone cli
Above is a map of all locations we visited over 12 days - it may inspire someone else...... Note, we'd originally planned to do the north-west peninsula, the WestFjords, however we had an unfortunate experience with a damaged windscreen the day prior
Temperatures were definitely warm, sometimes downright hot. Parking can be a pain in the ass. Crowds on the weekend make a line up on the best routes. The rock is often choss, glued, and slippery as hell.     But...  &n
Its coming up for 8 weeks since I separated my shoulder. Im delighted with my progress and although Ive obviously got a long way to go yet, Im a lot further along at this point that I expected.Even two weeks ago, although I was doing some gentle endu
Here’s a new map to some of the exploration that’s been done in Wild Basin since 2002. Updates will be added as necessary. Enjoy. Wild Basin MapHere’s a new map to some of the exploration that’s been done in Wi
About this last time last year, my husband Steve and I began planning an epic, albeit ambitious, trip: two weeks in France and Switzerland, with objectives to climb Mont Blanc, the Matterhorn, and the Eiger (plus Mnch and Jungfrau, why not, while we
Hi Steph, In the field of wilderness therapy, which I have been immersed in over the past four years, there is an intense amount of work placed on dealing with change and your story has provided me with a backdrop to use as an allusion for these guys
NEWS: Two reviews in a matter of days, the world has gone crazy I tell you... CRAZY CLEAN UP OF HOLD COMPANIES: We have new people to add to the page... BUT there are lots of people that don't exist anymore (or their website is dead)... here is a lis
Just another waterfall The fun of not taking Route 1 - for some reason we decided to cut cross-country in south-eastern Iceland, ending up on another gravel 'main' road. This one did lead us past another river of torrents however, making it all the m
The summer heat is here so this weekend we headed up to higher grounds and did the high quality easy route Pink Floyd in Dent d’Orlu, just over the border into France. It’s a fairly easy route, fully bolted with high quality grani
Portugal. I went there in May, and I went climbing. Here is my Portugal story !Lisbon is a fantastic city. Unique architecture, stunning light and packed with character. Steep little streets and bustling for the most part, the only downside of this p
As I close in on 500 5.12s, Ive found that the ones I have left to do at my home crag, the New River Gorge are mostly the HARD ones.  Back in 2001 or 2002, I was a top rope tough guy maxing out at 5.11- or so.  However, my climbing
5 weeks ago, I had an accident playing with my daughter and separated my shoulder. I did it properly as well; a grade 3 separation tearing all three ligaments which join my right collar bone to my scapula. It was a classic shoulder separation scenari
Hi Steph, It was always a dream of mine to purchase and complete a build out of my own Sprinter and I made that happen this past summer/fall. I purchased an old construction van at the end of July and between work trips (I work out of town allot in t
The first crux of Dun Briste E8 6c during the first ascent. Thanks to Cubby Images for these pics. Cubby, when are you doing your book?!! This summer Ive tried to make up for last summers wet weather and broken legs and have picked up where
Very much on the move since I last wrote. Weather has dished out its ups and downs in a typical end of spring way. Heat, rain, and also perfection... all mingling together to make decision making harder and sending the gnar just a touch more tricky.
Part 1 is here, here's batch of 10, part 2 of 3. Isolated living The once 70,000 population of Siglufojdhur (Based off fishing) now is somewhere around 3-5,000. With an amazing walking setup, well worth a stop-off. Godafoss waterfall The f
Climate change is making mountains more dangerous and threatening the prosperity of the guiding profession. This spring a historic mass of ice broke off from Colfax Peak, sweeping across the standard ascent route for Washington State's Mount
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These days in Catalonia are cold and dry, we barely reach temperatures above 5 degrees, but skies are mostly clear and the wind is just a gentle breeze. This gives us perfect conditions for climbing in sunny south facing sectors. A
A lot of people are saying its been a sad year.  NPRs tag sequence talks about how closed-minded people are because of their decisions (in regard to electing our new President.)  Im a liberal, but Ive never heard a more closed-minde
Hi Steph. The questions I would love to hear your thoughts on regard death and fear. It may be you have been asked and already answered a question like mine before, though I wanted to reach out regardless.Hi Steph. The questions I would love to hear
  Setting up for the crux of Old Boy Racer E8 5b, 7a, 6b on Ruabhal, St Kilda. Photo: Chris Prescott/Dark Sky MediaSeveral years ago I was lucky enough to climb on the spectacular islands of St Kilda, which sit 50 miles out in the A
It's such an amazing feeling to finish projects. Both because the uncertainty is gone and because the thirst for success is temporarily quenched, but also because it gives you this outstanding moment of opportunity. Some kind of clarity. Confidence e
Iceland, otherwise known as Panoramaland or Lavenderland (the country is covered in the purple flowers), lived up to its reputation for stunning beauty. And, especially if you escape the clutches of Reykjavik and the surrounding sights, the remote an
When it comes to split board (or ski) mountaineering, there is nowhere else Id rather be when April and May roll around then the Tetons. Sure, there are many quintessential places to sharpen your teeth, but Im totally enamored by the nooks and cranni
NEWS: Two reviews in a matter of days, the world has gone crazy I tell you... CRAZY NEW REVIEW: Blue-Pill Climbing from Germany sent us some sweet screw on holds to play with... we set hard with these little guys Read the review HERE Real rock holds.
This soup is ridiculously good. And simple. 6 tennis ball sized white potatoes (or any equivalent in size and color), washed but not peeled, and diced 2 large leeks, all the white and most of the green parts 1/2 yellow onion 2 cloves garlic 2 Tablesp
Repeating Iain Small's Siege Engine E7 6c yesterday. Amazingly carefree feeling just to have to worry about sending the route and not much else. The rope is hanging down another project which goes out left across the roof. Cant wait to get back on th
Well here I am again. El Portal. My preferred neighborhood cafe as the staff is friendly and the wi-fi is okay. The coffee is acceptable but nothing outstanding. We came here almost daily during the winter. We would wear our down jackets inside and f
"you started out climbing and you got better almost every time you went out. Occasionally you would surprise yourself by jumping two whole grades from the last time you went to the cliff. But one weekend, you felt flat, the next no better.........Mos
David climbing Saigon Direct (V9). Dave Vuono photo.We've lived in the Sierras for almost two years now. Needless to say, in addition to climbing near our new home of Reno, we continue to spend as much time as possible in Bishop and Yosemite.BISHOPDa
Hailing from Blaubeuren, Germany, Blue Pill is the brain child of Johannes Kielmann and Jospeh Wetzel, both of them are routesetters and shapers that seem to be multi talented. These guys also have a company called Kletter Kultur (Translation: Climbi
My name is Taylor, and I am a 23 year old woman from Vernon, British Columbia. I am at this point in my life where I am basically deciding whether to 1) hike the PCT or 2) do the "easy thing" and start a career/go back to school. I am asking differen
FA of The Mighty Chondria E7 6c, 5c on Creag Mo, Isle of Harris. Pic by Chris Prescott/Dark Sky MediaIts a good sign when you are too busy being outside climbing all the time to write a blog. Finally it is raining today after quite a few weeks or lar
My first time climbing at Mt Potosi was in 2011. I drove down to Las Vegas in January with my good friend Chris Weidner - my first time to Sin City - and we gratefully crashed on the couch of Heather Robinson. As it seems almost every crag (save the
Another short trip completed. This time a return to an old venue I hadn't been too in almost 10 years, Costa Blanca region. Interestingly, I hadn't left with the fondest of memories for the area from the last time - too many ex-Pats had taken over th
Recently we were psyched to turn Instagram control over to Steve Lloyd.  He's one of our Utah based athletes and also an incredibly talented photographer.  Here's a recap from the takeover:      Day 4 Phot
NEWS: We're aiming at dropping two reviews this week, one from Nick and one from the usual gang... here's Nicks review on Select Agents Rock Holds NEW REVIEW: Real rock holds... basically drilled rock from Select Agents... go and read the good and th
Hey, so the Wallas cooktop/heater combo, do you like it? Would it work well for say a trip to Colorado in the winter to keep me warm in a well-insulated Sprinter van? Cheers! JaquesHey, so the Wallas cooktop/heater combo, do you like it? Would it wor
A video still on the send of Lithium 8B+, Arisaig.Yesterday, I sent my project in the Arisaig Cave. Nine years after Johan first told me about the cave, thats me climbed all the good lines. Time to move on! Ill really miss the place. Ill miss driving