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Zig Zag Climber

The weekly photo challenge this week made me think of my grandkids and when they lived with us.  On Saturday mornings we had a bit of a ritual: breakfast, SpongeBob, and then either to the library or to the local YMCA for some fun in the playroom.  261 more words


Ostomy awareness comes in small forms too

Today is the one-year anniversary of my Mt. Rainier climb. I can’t believe 12 months have gone by since I stood on the summit. When I returned from the climb, … 620 more words


Climbing Guide Books - An appreciation of old friends.

Over the years  you collect lots of Climbing guide books since I started climbing I must have about 50 just for Scotland! I love them especially the old guides so simple a  few lines of route description, some basic drawn diagrams some to describe a big long route. 769 more words

Views Mountaineering

Great climbing, meeting cool people!

Although climbing can be an individual sport at times, it’s very prone to meeting other people. Climbers like to talk about climbing and most are more than willing to share their knowledge and experiences. 850 more words

Small Budget

My First Rock Climbing Experience

Holy moly.

Have you ever heard the term “grip strength”?? If you watch American Ninja Warrior, for sure you’ve heard it but didn’t think twice. Or maybe you wondered, “what is ‘grip strength’ anyway?” 694 more words

Getting Strong

Nothing like the Night for a Climb

There is nothing like letting darkness descend on you during a climb. Good thing you brought your headlamp!

Shane Markus stood in front of me, clipping gear to his harness, as he described how to place trad protection. 694 more words

Rock Climbing