Climbing

Vantage Climbing

Vantage Climbing

I had an incredible time climbing with Marne and Una, two fellow WilSkills alumni living in Seattle. Vantage is just over two hours from Seattle and is a great spot to escape the rain. The basalt columns and bright green…

Beulah Rock Festivus

Beulah Rock Festivus

On Thursday night, James, Hoa & I set out for the Beulah Rock Festivus, an Easter weekend bouldering festival in New South Wales. Enjoy these photos!    

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…

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…

Climbing at the Blackall Mountains

Climbing at the Blackall Mountains

James, Hoa, Amin, and I spent the weekend sport climbing in the Blackall Mountains. Finding the crag can be tricky, so James provided me with a handy map. The first climb I did was a lead up Minotaur, an overhang beginning in…