On March 13th, Mark Anderson gave Shelf Road its first 5.14 when he redpointed Apogee Pending at the North Gym. We caught up with him to find out more about the route, the future potential at Shelf, and what it takes to climb hard while still having a life.
The Friends of Indian Creek has been around since 2005, but the newly elected board is taking the bull by the horns, and has some ambitious plans for protecting these special places. I recently caught up with Sam Lightner, Jr., the new president, to find out what’s in the works, and how the rest of us can get involved.
If you’ve spent any time climbing around Moab, chances are you’ve lowered or rappelled off an anchor that was replaced by Sam Lightner, Jr. He and his crew have been tirelessly at work, upgrading the old mank scattered across the desert, from Castleton to Wall Street. I recently caught up with him to find out more about what he’s been up to, how he got into it, and what else he enjoys in the desert.
ClimbingNarc.com is arguably the most popular climbing blog out there, with a loyal following that goes into depression when the site goes down for the weekend. I recently caught up with Brian Runnells, the Climbing Narc himself, to talk about the site and being a climber in the Midwest.
Interview with guidebook author and prolific route developer Dave Pegg.
Aside from his full time job as senior editor at Rock & Ice, Andrew Bisharat just authored a new book about sport climbing. He’s also a very talented climber, though he’d never admit it. So I recently took the time to found out more about the book, and what else makes Andrew tick. Grab a [...]
We’ve been hoping to get these out on a regular basis, but time sure does fly sometimes! Anyway, here’s an interview with one of the most motivated local climbers we know, Jeff Jackson. Kick back with your cup of coffee on this fine Friday morning and enjoy! How long have you been in the Roaring [...]
Welcome to part two of our interview with local climber Ryan Jennings, an avid ice climber who spends his winters scouring the local choss for new routes. Part one can be found here. Who were/are your biggest influences in climbing? Mark Wilford, Duncan Ferguson, Jeff Lowe, Reinhold Messner, Layton Kor, and many others. It’s highly [...]
What can I say, the new features just keep coming, as each month I’ll be interviewing prominent local climbers. Our first victim local interview is with Ryan Jennings, who grew up in the area, then moved away for a bit before relocating back to the valley with his wife in 2002. Ryan is one of [...]