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Five Tips to be a better Endurance Climber

The biggest reason I see people falling on their project is because of that inevitable pump building in their forearms. When your arms feel like a heavy noodle, and your fingers open up on even the biggest holds. I grew up in the Red River Gorge, a place synonyms for...
Five Tips to be a better Endurance Climber

Five Tips to be a better Endurance Climber

The biggest reason I see people falling on their project is because of that inevitable pump building in their forearms. When your arms feel like a heavy noodle, and your fingers open up on even the biggest holds. I grew up in the Red River Gorge, a place synonyms for...

Dancing with the Devil

Dancing with the Devil

The route Lucifer reinforced the essential mantras of hardwork and patience. The accomplishments you'll be proud of take time and a significant amount of blood, sweat, and tears. The lessons that stood out the most from this challenge for me were managing...

Pure Imagination

Pure Imagination

This post was originally posted on Rock and IcePure Imagination This route is special. It was bolted back in the day by Kenny Barker and renowned as the Honeycomb Project. Jonathan Siegrist came to the Red River Gorge in the fall of 2010, climbing the first ascent and...

10 Routes in Rifle

10 Routes in Rifle

While driving out of Rifle Mountain Park for the last time I look back at the canyon and my first trip to Rifle.  This was my first experience living in this beautiful place— Two miles of cliffline on both sides, a creek parallels the winding road through the middle....