Category Archives: Musings

Glen Denny – Valley Walls, Book Review

Valley Walls: A Memoir of Climbing & Living in Yosemite – Glen Denny I’m an avid reader of non-fiction and specifically climbing related non-fiction so it was with great interest that I picked up this new book, Glen Denny – Valley Walls: A Memoir of Climbing and Living in Yosemite. Glen Denny, one of the denizens Continue Reading...

Rock Project

                                        The Rock Project tour, sponsored by Black Diamond, The Access Fund, REI, and various other local companies, made its stop in Salt Lake City, UT over the weekend. The Rock Project tour is designed around Continue Reading...

Books for Mountaineers

I’m an avid reader of climbing books. My wife regularly mocks the giant stacks of climbing books on my bedside table. The books are a combination of guide books, instruction, training and non-fiction. I’ve explained to her that I reference or re-read all of the books next to my bed on a regular basis so I Continue Reading...

Interview with Steve House

There are a lot of great alpine, rock and ice climbers out there. With the internet and this information age it’s an amazing opportunity to follow these climbers in real time as they engage the mountains in their summit attempts. I recently had the opportunity to interview one of the very great alpine climbers of Continue Reading...

Bouldering – A Pebble in My Shoe

Bouldering is boring. There I said it. Though I recognize that it is in fact very hard to complete those incredibly difficult moves that Daniel Wood, Adam Ondra, and others make I still have a hard time getting psyched about it. The problem for me is that bouldering is just that, climbing on boulders. The Continue Reading...