Coyote Tower Jan 2022

This climb was sustained and tough! Full body workout! Tons of stemming, good amount of hand jams (definitely crack gloves needed), overall quite good (but difficult) climbing. Gear brought Doubles #0.3-3 and single #4 Used all but like a 0.3 and 0.4 and the #4 on P2 Used the #4 on pitches 3, 4, and…

Nirvana Jan 2022

Time log 1:16 PM – Hiking 2:01 PM – Ditching backpacks (46 min hike) 2:45 PM – Climbing 5:04 PM – Hiking back down 5:52 PM – Back at car (48 min hike) Gear brought Singles #0.3-4 A #5 or double #4 could have been useful for P1, but you only use cams for P1…

Dr. Rubo's Wild Ride Jan 2022

Time log 12:49 PM – Hiking 1:15 PM – Base (26 min hike in) 1:35 PM – Climbing 4:05 PM – At top (2:30 hrs climbing) ~4:30 PM – Back at base? Gear brought #0.5-4 with doubles 0.5-3 (used all but one #3 on P2) Nuts (used one nut on P1-2 each) 10 draws (8…

Void of Form Dec 2021

Tried climbing it with Isaac and Romy, but P3 was especially awkward and psychologically cruxy. Getting to the second bolt is awkward and requires a committing awkward move. Isaac and Romy bailed and then we finished the rest. Started climbing ~9:00 AM. P1 – Andrew P2 – Alexis P3 – Andrew P4-5 – Alexis P6.1…

Hex Mountain Backcountry Skiing Dec 2021

Super fun day! Really mellow route, hardly steep enough in some spots, but mostly all open skiing, no dense trees! When there’s uphill sections, do not try to cut those, it’s easiest to just go up and then down. The ridge is so curved and mellow that it’s impossible to “traverse” back to it.

Indian Creek 2021

On Friday around 8 PM, we left for Indian Creek! We took the Subaru since my truck’s rear axle seal was broken and it was taking longer than expected to fix, but the Subaru got to all the trailheads fine! We arrived around 3 PM and decided to camp in the official Creek Pasture campground…

Zion (Smith Rock)

We started off our trip to Smith Rock with the classic Zion! We got an early start, and started climbing at 7:00 AM and got to the top around 9:50 AM. The approach is super short and all on a really cushy trail! All anchors are bolted. We clipped our shoes to our harnesses and…

Observation Rock Attempt 2021

Crappy weather and rocks falling every 2 minutes… no thanks, turnaround it was. Map: Observation Rock – CalTopo Key learnings Drive to trailhead is 20 mins shorter than Google says (1:50 rather than 2:10). Walkie talkies could be useful if windy & foggy (since might not be able to hear or see each other while…

Stanley-Burgner 2021

This was a LONG day. 24 hours and 20 minutes. This one’s probably worth camping for since it’s an exhausting, tough route! Overall notes Communications were actually pretty good, didn’t bring radios and didn’t really need them LOTS of crack climbing! Usually corner/weird cracks, but still, tons of jamming. Gear brought Doubles #0.3-2 and single…

Silent Running 2021

Better than expected slab climb! Some of it felt slightly runout but only on easier terrain, for the most part pretty well bolted! Key notes 12 quickdraws (6 single alpine and 6 sport) worked well. Never needed a double alpine. Potentially could have brought one more for P7 if you also leave a quickdraw at…