Renewal in Eldorado Canyon

climbing in Eldorado Canyon Colorado

Spring Climbing In Eldorado Canyon – Months ago, good friends of mine received wonderful news, they are going to have a baby! It will be their first child, and they are beyond stoked for the arrival of their little bundle of awesome. But with a new life comes new responsibilities, often times these emerging responsibilities […]

Hunger for Adventure

Mountain biking to go rock climbing

Mountain biking to rock climbing – As the lifts stopped rolling this week, most from Steamboat found themselves in search of warmer climates. Most have been heading to Moab and Fruita; in other words, Steamboat III. Although these sorts of ventures sure tickle my fancy, I must stick around the valley for a few more […]

Wonderful Weekends

biking and skiing

Weekends Aren’t Days Off – Many people ask me what I do with my weekends. This past week was no exception so let me give you a little glimpse into the life of this dirtbag ski bum. Unlike most, I begin my weekend on Monday afternoons around 1 pm. This is right about the time […]

Ice Climb!

Ouray ice

Learning to ice climb – Three winters ago, I first learned how to ice climb. I was fortunate enough to have a mentor that was as excited to teach the art of ascending frozen water, as I was about learning. Randy and myself would routinely meet at the Fish Creek parking, every Sunday, 7am to […]

Whether the weather

iced goggles

Weather or not – While settling into winter in the Yampa Valley, I notice myself becoming more incessantly enticed with meteorology and weather patterns. Not only dose it dictate my day to day affairs, it determines what I will be able to do in weeks to come. Warming trends make ice climbing marginal to non-existent […]

Creeksgiving

rock climbing Indian Creek

“STEAK AND EGGS!” – The ever fabled “Creeksgiving” is an event known in the climbing community as a Thanksgiving celebration held annually among the infamous Wingate Sandstone splitters of Indian Creek. The tradition has been going on for many years, drawing in dirtbags from all over the country to areas like the Superbowl, The Creek […]

Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX Boots

ince climbing steamboat springs colorado

Scarpa Mont Blanc GTX Boots – Are you getting amped up for winter and excited for alpine peaks and water ice climbs? Need something to keep your feet warm without sacrificing performance and adding on a bunch of unnecessary weight? Look no further then the Mont Blanc GTX from Scarpa. This technical mountaineering boot is […]

Petzl Ice Tools

Nomic Quark Petzl Ice Tools

Petzl Nomic & Quark Ice Tools – As many of us have noticed, it’s starting to look more like winter in the Yampa Valley and Steamboat Springs. With the shorter days, colder temps, and powder flurries one aspiring alpinist is spending more time drooling over drooling; dry tooling, as it was once coined by the […]

Ski Town Vacation…

Eldorado Canyon, CO

Climbing Paradise: Boulder – Where do people from a ski town vacation? Often I hear of people making work-free journeys to places like Moab and the Utah desert, Yellowstone, the peaks of Montana, Hawaii or an even more remote exotic beach. I had several work-free days this past week and instead of escaping into one […]

Motivation to Climb

Cougar Crack

Just do it! – Yesterday morning as storm clouds and heavy fog loomed over the Yampa Valley it seemed harder than normal to find motivation to climb. A day earlier, inclement  weather and a few lost hunters put the kibosh on a 2 day adventure to Vedauwoo with my friend, active Search and Rescue member […]