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2021-10-23 thru 24 Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument

I had the good fortune over the weekend to get a visit from an old friend from Connecticut. Our plan was to visit Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument. This area has been in the news for at least the last 4 years or more depending on your level of awareness into land conservation issues. Most recently […]

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2021 Labor Day in the Tetons

September 4-6, 2021 Just like last year we headed towards Grand Teton National Park for one last alpine rock climb of the season. In keeping with our moderate theme this year Carly picked the CMC Route on Mt. Moran (5.5) as the objective. This route, as the grade implies, is pretty easy, the difficulty is […]

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2021-08 Road Trip

August 1–10, 2021 In the early days of 2020 Carly and I started planning a summer road trip to either the Pacific Northwest or to California to hit some climbing zones. When 2020 went sideways those plans got shelved for more a modest road trip to Wyoming. Coming into the spring of 2021 we got […]

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2021-07-05 Craters of the Moon National Monument

The Fins climbing is more of an afternoon place when the weather is warm because it gets direct sun at nearly first light. After scouting around there we figured we’d check out Craters of the Moon National Monument before heading back to Salt Lake City. The National Monument is only about 45 minutes from the […]

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2021-07-05 Fins

After hiking Borah we headed over to the Fins a little more than an hour away. The Fins are a relatively high elevation limestone crag at the tip of the Lost River Range in Idaho. We didn’t budget too much time for climbing on this long weekend trip, but we were able to get a […]