As I drove north to spend Thanksgiving in Idaho, I thought about all we have to be thankful for. Not just the fact that we live in the most privileged country in the world where anything is possible, but how incredibly fortunate we are to experience the world through rock climbing. I mean, our lamest days are better than most people’s best. For example,  take the worst climbing injury you’ve ever had and how bummed you were about it. Now think about telling a starving kid in Africa how shitty your life is cause you tweaked your finger and can’t climb for 3 months. He’d probably look at you like you were the most soulless human on the planet.

I guess the point is that it’s so easy to get wrapped up in all the BS when you live as comfortably as we do, so take a moment today to think about all you have in your life and what you’re truly thankful for. I’m sure your list is just as long as mine.

Happy Thanksgiving everybody!

Locals Corner

Bulldog Creek Dog Walk (IV WI 4+)

Hayden Carpenter and Tom Bohanon recently repeated an obscure ice climb on the south side of Mt Sopris. Given a brief mention in Jack Robert’s ice guide, Bulldog Creek Walk is described as being 100 meters of WI 4. What they found was seven pitches of ice in a remote setting that makes for one […]

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