Monthly Archives: July 2014

Route Profile: Maiden Voyage, Black Canyon of the Gunnison. Grade III, 5.9, 6 pitches

Route Profile: Maiden Voyage – Grade III 5.9, six pitches. The Black Canyon of the Gunnison has a reputation of being for the extreme climber. With its remote circumstances, tick and poison ivy infested approaches, loose and unpredictable rock, challenging … Continue reading

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Camp Speed Helemt

I see helmets as an essential piece of climbing equipment. However finding a good helmet has been difficult and the less I’ve liked my helmet the easier it is to convince myself I might not need it. Enter the Camp Speed … Continue reading

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Babcock Peak Training w/ TriState CareFlight, La Plata County SAR, and Durango Fire and Rescue

Being a climbing guide involves more than just guiding.  As Uncle Ben said to Spider man, “With great power comes great responsibility.”  So, last week I got the opportunity to participate in a joint technical training with; TriState Care Flight, … Continue reading

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