Writing – Climbing – Traveling

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    Mountain Ala Mode

    “She’s a psychopath,” Ryan said. The Carbondale local introduced himself over beers at the Pour House bar when he heard talk of the pie baking contest. “My mom’s been…

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    Miss Diagnosis

    “Where I come from men do not just take musical instruments off the wall and play them.” The grey haired woman shifted in her bar seat, sipped her lager, and glared at…

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    The Lifestyle and The Professional

    Imagine casually climbing splitter cracks, overhanging sport routes, and perfect boulder problems. Picture hiking enormous granite formations without a rope. This is who I want to…

  • Moses Potter reflects on an evening in Hueco

    Hueco Unrestricted

    The Texas sky is brightest two days before the full moon. It’s possible to walk without a head lamp, to see hundreds of boulders in the dark, and to climb on any of the…

  • "I just ran a train on that problem! Choo-choo!"  The knee  brace adds a bit of personality to this Dirtbag's N'Sync meets Chris Sharma look

    The Modern Dirtbag

    Every day 500,000* outdoor enthusiasts put on rock shoes for the first time. With every new climber, differentiating yourself from the rest of the patchouli stench of the frat…

    The Vortex

    I should let go. A hundred pounds of gear pulled me to the ground, 700 feet below. The rope slide through my hands. After a failed…

    The Last Dirtbag

    The Dirtbag movement has decreased significantly in the past decade and there’s times when I feel like the Last Dirtbag. Cedar Wright filmed this video about…