Red point 5.12 by August 31st ✅ Eat only food that comes from my property ✅ Write daily (stories published on Substack) ✅ Jettison, for one month, my…
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Flesh for Lulu went down today. It was my first ever 5.12, and it was glorious. And yet, for a solid half hour, I seriously wondered whether I was…
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The pandemic and the Trump administration have changed my relationship to government, as a citizen and as a climber
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Last night I got out of the car after driving for 13 hours, and I felt a sharp, shooting nerve pain in my left arm, shoulder, and under my armpit. I…
Plus: my "use case" for why I did what I did
California is on fire, Wisconsin is in protest, Texas and Louisiana are bracing for a hurricane, and the Trump administration is quite content, through…
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I didn’t do anything climbing-related today. Nor do I have any deep insights into my diet, except to say that food is a wonderful, God-given joy to…
I’m typing this with fingertips that feel shredded and tendons that feel stiff, like my brain doesn’t quite register full control over which keys on the…
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I honestly don’t know how to pick a send date — or even if I should. If yesterday was a PSA, today is an RFP. As of three days ago, I had done all the…
Or, what to do when you forget your harness at home
Today I ran out of potatoes, which meant I donned my garden clothes and went to rummage through another potato patch. This got me thinking about hunger…
Adam Ondra loves the crowd. I smile when he’s sending a competition route on TV, and he pauses just below the anchors, shaking out, and he turns to the…