Adventure

On Falling

On Falling

I took a six meter lead fall at Brooyar on Saturday. I fell from the fifth to the second bolt, left dangling about ten meters above my belayer. I blew a lot of energy getting over the initial overhang on “Spike,”…

The Marriage of Climbing & Biking

The Marriage of Climbing & Biking

Amin, Dalphy & I hit up Kangaroo Point on bikes. We loaded my panniers with gear, reaching the crags before 7 a.m. It was the marriage of my two favorite sports. A lovely ceremony with a reception at the West…

Climbing at Ao Ton Sai

Climbing at Ao Ton Sai

  To reach the limestone crags of Ao Ton Sai, I first enjoyed some of the more well-traveled areas of Southern Thailand.     After two nights in Phuket and two in Koh Phi Phi, I reached the beaches of…

Fraser Island

Fraser Island

  Amin,  Dalphy, and I joined the Queensland University of Technology Sailing Club on a trip to Fraser Island. A 4WD is needed to visit the island, so I’m thankful to the Aussies who made this trip happen. We camped…

Lower Slider Wall

Lower Slider Wall

By Sunday morning, the crags at Mt. Tibrogargan’s Lower Slider Wall had dried, though it was so hot that the rock itself was sweating. James, Lisa, Omri, and I found a shaded area with a range of climbs. I led…

Mt. Tibrogargan: Summit Caves

Mt. Tibrogargan: Summit Caves

James and I began our ascent at 8 a.m., following Patience Crack up to the Tibrogargan caves, at which point we scrambled to the base of Trojan. We climbed the five pitches of Trojan, which included a cozy belay cave…

Back to Mt. Tibro

Back to Mt. Tibro

James and I climbed the six-pitch Sunburnt Buttress of Mt. Tibrogargan. Though a more challenging climb than my previous ascent, I felt more comfortable with the exposure. I led three of the pitches, enjoying one of them more than almost…

Packing for Adventure

Packing for Adventure

Packing for adventure should take 20 minutes. Any longer turns a trip into an ordeal instead of a simple routine. I streamline packing by always having gear organized. Here’s my list. I have lists for various kinds of adventure (bike…