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Off to a good start

July 21st, 2021

Scored a campsite in Rock Creek en route to Tuolumne! And what’s more – it had just rained when we arrived. Now, this may not be exciting to most. But for us, pure heaven. “Mama! Walk through the grass!  You can feel the wetness on your toes!” were Ivan’s exact words after he stepped out of the van and ran around.

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The beginnings of a stellar trip

July 20th, 2021

First and foremost, all of our trips are stellar…for the record. But this one for sure is bound to be a little more special than most, as I’ve been suffering from a bit of cabin fever lately.  Within the last couple month we’ve had fun plans shut down multiple times, keeping us homebound. First, our Pittsburgh climber buddies had to bail on a rendezvous with us here out west. Then we had a trip to the north rim of the Grand Canyon canceled due to forest closure because of fire danger (which also shutdown all northern AZ options). Next we had to turn back on a trip to Hueco Tanks because of apocalyptic rainfall and flooding. And, we’ve bailed on Mt. Lemmon camping & climbing quite a few times because it was just too dang hot!  On top of all that the “work from home” mandate still persists, which I am not at all a fan of.  Our desert adobe with pool and personal climbing gym is sweet and all (don’t get me wrong here!) but I need to get out of this place before I go crazy!!!  Time to bust this joint!

Yosemite, here we come

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Norwegian Wall

May 16th, 2021

Staying cool at Hueco.

Lead Belly, v10
Corey The Pimp, v6

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Hueco Tanks, Texas

May 9th, 2021
Ivan noticing that he’s grown a little taller since the last time on Nobody Here Gets Out Alive, v2
Silas sussing out And the Bucket of Parts, v2
Raquel staring down the impossible first move of Another Day Another Dollar, v6
Ivan and Silas in “The Bone Cave” (as we like to call it)

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Hello rocks, we’ve missed you

May 8th, 2021


Yosemite Valley, California

Balance of Opposites, v7
Torque, v7

Drive by Shooting, 5.12a
Vernal Fall


Mt. Lemmon, Arizona

Mark Twain, v8

Party Pooter, 5.8

Rocket Science, 5.13c

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Stableboy Rock

October 26th, 2020

Looking oh so beautiful in the afternoon autumn light.

Hueco Tanks, Texas

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A somewhat return to normalcy

October 13th, 2020

Guess where?

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Yosemite Bouldering

August 9th, 2020

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Anti-Social Workout

March 27th, 2020

This would have been one of my last workouts before departing for Yosemite and another attempt on Shadow Warrior (v12). Now I have a good excuse to stay in tip top shape until November.

This “campusing” focused workout included:

  1. Warmup: Active mobility, jump rope, bands, Is, Ys, Ts, playing on the pommel and TGUs (8kg – 36kg)
  2. Bouldering: V0 – V8 (select problems to warmup fingers)
  3. Campusing: Pull-throughs, pull-through negatives, up/downs
  4. Core: Chris Heria’s “Super Effective Way to get 6 Pack Abs” (Only 1 meager round)
  5. Bonus: Chris Heria’s: “7 Minute Fat Burning Morning Routine”

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Gorgeous Day

February 22nd, 2020
Hueco Tanks, TX