October 22, 2011

'Citadel' in Alpinist 36

'Citadel,' a painting I completed on our Neacolas trip this year, made it into Alpinist 36.
If interested in my art stuff, check out Avid Abstracts. Thanks for looking! 

October 12, 2011

Climbing Anchor Ban Proposed in Chugach State Park

Check it out people, get your voice heard! There is still a lot of route development to be done in the Chugach; it would be a shame to set a precedent that would decrease future route potential - there are many crags and faces yet to be climbed on.

October 5, 2011

All Alaskan Neacolas Expedition 2011 - Video

This is a video of our 2 week climbing expedition into the remote Neacola Mountains of Alaska. We completed two first ascents during the trip which was plagued with bad weather. Thanks to Aaron Thrasher and Ben Chriswell for the awesome companionship through the storms and climbing. We completed a new route called Where's the Gas (III 5.8 AI3) on Mystery Mountain and another called Last Bastion (V 5.10 A1) on a peak we called the Dogtooth. Music from Alaska musicians Rebecca K. File, "With Salt," and Double Aught, aka Operation Overlord, "Speed Racer." This trip was supported financially by the American Alpine Club McNeill-Nott Award and with gear from Black Diamond Equipment.