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2022-04 Alaska Trip

April 6–14, 2022 For a number of years I’ve been hoping to get back to Alaska. A few obstacles have prevented me, lack of partners, lack of motivation, pandemic, etc. Finally, this year all the pieces fell into place for a return trip. It was for a shorter trip this time around, effectively a “smash […]

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2022-02-14 Hidden Haven

To cap our four day weekend off we stopped in Parowan to do an ice climb I’ve wanted to check out for a while. Parowan is on the road to Brian Head Ski Resort in southern Utah. The area is mainly arid and desert-ish, particularly in the summer time. However there’s an interesting slot canyon […]

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2022-02-12 and 13 Red Rocks Catwalk

Carly and I had plans to ice climb with friends in Ouray for this weekend, unfortunately plans fell apart just days before we planned to leave. Eric ended up getting a mild case of COVID so we ended up bailing on Ouray in favor of Red Rocks. We haven’t been to RR in quite a […]

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2022-02-05 thru 6 Maple Canyon and Santaquin

I got out on some ice over the weekend in two typical locations for Utah ice, however on rarer routes. Saturday I was in Maple Canyon with Case and scratching around on some steep ice. While some interesting routes are in they have been getting anemic over the last couple of weeks. Utah has been […]

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2021-10-07 Black Canyon

October 7, 2021 I had the good luck to climb mid-week, just splitting two storms, in the Black Canyon of the Gunnison with my friend Micah. I headed down there Wednesday evening and we got on Midsummer’s Night Dream (5.11a)–Sex Comedy (5.10) and then Maiden Voyage (5.9)–King Me (5.10-). We ended up with 12 pitches […]