Rock Climbing

Mountain Guides on Holiday

I had the pleasure of spending the past weekend in the company of two of america’s finest mountain guides, UIAGM guides Geoff Unger and Jeff Banks. While there technically is snow here in CB, I’ve never really been a big fan of core-shots in my skis from the thin ‘snowpack’. I decided to do something...

Fall is rock climbing season

After a very cold, windy, and snowy week in Wyoming’s wind river range, I made it back to Colorado for the beginning of what is sure to be a solid fall rock climbing season. Yesterday cbmg guides John Mackinnon and Kyle mattingly and I made a trip out to the black canyon for a training...

More internet waste from OR…

It’s like spending four days straight in a giant big-box outdoor store. Interesting at first, but a good reminder that I truly don’t have what it takes to make a career out of retail sales. Anyways, here are some highlights from the show. TetonAT and Wildsnow.com both have some good posts of their take on...

Taylor Canyon Intro to Trad

  As the busy summer season winds to an end here in Crested Butte, we often have the opportunity to create custom instructional courses for our guests. Last week, the Kruglak father-daughter duo spent three days learning the basics of Traditional climbing in the beautiful granite paradise of Taylor Canyon. With the “fall out of the...

Busy in the Butte…

I’ve been super busy lately, about 13 guiding days straight.  As some of you may know, I spend the majority of my year in Crested Butte, Colorado guiding with Crested Butte Mountain Guides. Our peak summer season is generally the middle of July, but in three seasons guiding in the butte I can’t recall a...