Belay station

Why Belaying Is My Favorite

If a glance through a climber’s Instagram tells you anything, it’s that the glory all lives in the vertical realm. “Climbing porn” usually means oohing and aahing about big whippers, bulging backs, and try very, very hard faces. Continue reading

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Reaching Out from a Small Town

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Photo by Josh Felise.

One of the reasons I love where I live is its remoteness. But when events that rock the country take place, like the deaths of Philando Castile, Alton Sterling, and the five police officers in Dallas last week, they feel very far away. In this remote place, it’s the city centers that seem like wilderness. Continue reading