Why do we find particular climbs beautiful?
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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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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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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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It’s Day 3 of this thing and I’m in pain. I was being lowered down from Sally’s Alley, 11c, and I felt a familiar tweak in my shoulder. It’s a similar…
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Or, what to do when you forget your harness at home
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…
Trapping squirrels, my 12a project, and predicting crankiness
The pandemic and the Trump administration have changed my relationship to government, as a citizen and as a climber
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I really don’t mean this to be a food blog. Really. But the “only eat food from my own property” part of this little experiment has necessarily captured…
Old shoes cracked a hole two days ago, so new shoes for a new climb: my first attempt at Flesh for Lulu, 12a.
I didn’t climb today. Instead, I hiked one of the New Hampshire 4,000 footers with my 10-year-old. He’s been hunkered up most mornings the past week in…