Category Archives: Trip Reports

Adventure and mis-adventure

City of Rocks – Climbing Trip

I recently headed up to City of Rocks Idaho to do some climbing with the Utah Climbing Club. The trip was intended to be both fun and educational. Jen and Darren, of Mountainworks, put on a trad climbing clinic and Jen made sure that everyone had a full rack of gear strapped on, even if 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...

Mt. Timpanogos – Redemption…almost

Last year my friend Rick and I made an attempt at climbing Mt. Timpanogos (Timp) via Everest Ridge on the West face. We planned on an overnighter, but never made it to our intended camp site on the Timp- Big Baldy saddle. We bumped up against heavy trees/brush, a large spring, and deep snow on Continue Reading...

Muir and Me

Anyone who’s done any rock climbing, mountaineering, or maybe just anything, knows that rather often you fail to accomplish the goal you set out to do. This is certainly the case with rock climbing and mountaineering for me. In cycling, I know enough about myself to set my goals nice and low so that I Continue Reading...

Attempt at Provo Peak

Plans for departure times went back and forth, but eventually we ended up getting under way at 9:09 am from the Rock Canyon trail head in Provo, UT. Our destination for the day was obscured by other peaks and mountains, but we knew that Provo Peak (11,068 ft.)was back there. The lack of snow this Continue Reading...

Ouray Ice Climbing

The winter snowpack is the worst it’s been in a decade and the temperatures have been well above typical January levels but most of the ice routes in Provo Canyon are looking good. I think this is mainly due to snow melt from above that drips down to the shady north facing cliffs and freezes Continue Reading...