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4 Days & 5 Climbs near Moab: Castleton, Moses, Top of the World Overlook, Three Penguins, El Segundo by StephAbegg

It had been nearly three months since I packed my Subaru full of climbing and photography gear and drove south out of Bellingham. My first destination had been City of Rocks in Idaho, and I had no plans after that other than to find good rock, good partners, and good weather. And hopefully make a good summer out of it. It turned out to be a spectacular summer. Over the course of three months, I strung together a series of climbing adventures: from the City of Rocks I drove down to Salt Lake City to climb for a few days in Lone Peak Cirque, then it was back up to Idaho for a week at Elephant's Perch, then to wild Wyoming for a week in the Cirque of the Towers followed by a few days at Devil's Tower, then an impromptu trip to Colorado to climb in Rocky Mountain National Park and Eldorado Canyon, then back to Wyoming to climb some harder routes in the Cirque of the Towers, and finally in invitation by my Cirque climbing partner Dow to come down to his place in southwest Utah and climb "locally" with him, mostly in Zion and also a couple of days at Red Rocks. Time flew by, and soon it was a week into September, and I needed to be home soon to start preparing my lecture materials for the upcoming Fall Quarter of teaching. I put the bug in Dow's ear about climbing some desert towers near Moab on my way home....

Mount Muir by Diesel

After my first hike to the top of Mount Whitney in 2013 I found out that there is such a "club" of the 14ners. On one hand I liked the idea of having an added purpose to my hikes but on the other hand I was sorry I did not get to the top of Mount Muir while going up or down from Whitney. I knew Mount Muir was in the vicinity of Whitney but I had no clear idea where.

Therefore I decided to do my research and hike Mount Muir as a designated hike, rather than adding it to my bag as a nice, minimal effort addition to Mount Whitney hike, as many hikers rightly do. I have to admit that, in retrospect, I am very surprised that given the location of Mount Muir, every hiker who tops Whitney passes by it and yet, not many have any idea where it is. There is not even a small sign to tell folks "to your right - Mt. Muir." As a matter of fact, if I did not have my phone to locate me and show me on the map where the summit was I would not have been able to climb it. None of the hikers I met, all of us with the maps in our hands, were able to precisely point to it.

Wandering in the Himalaya by lingana

After many successful and memorable road-trips in the Himalaya, both my family as well as Om’s family were looking for something new – a new experience.

The Apte Family... The Apte Family...He himself is an adventure junkie, with many treks and the MLK (Manali – Leh – KhardungLa) successfully under his belt. His wife, Shruti regularly works out, and has developed a liking for marathons. His son is a good friend of Yuvaan’s, so they had company for each other.

Juniper Mountain (NV)- West Approach by Dean

Richard and I had finished up the Hannan range Highpoint and with half a day left of good sunlight, we decided to go down and find our way to the top of Juniper Mountain. In studying Dennis Poulin's information that he posted on peakbagger, it looked like we could do it nicely from the west side. The summitpost page only discussed the east side but the author did mention that it looked like a shorter route was possible from the west side utilizing a jeep road that led up to South Juniper Springs. That turned out to be the way Dennis had gone and so with the hopes of getting a second peak in the same day, off we went in pursuit of Juniper Mountain with his information in our hands.

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Gaming Problems: Re-Thinking Tejada-Flores Gaming Problems: Re-Thinking Tejada-Flores by jacobsmith

At least outside Yosemite Valley aficionados, Lito Tejada-Flores is not a name many climbers today would recognize. I certainly didn’t when I first came across references to his essay, “Games Climbers Play,” in an anthology on climbing philosophy. Anyone familiar with American climbing history will recall such figures as Warren Harding, Royal Robbins, and Yvon Chouniard as pioneers of the big wall style, the precursors of the more stylish (and sticky-rubbered) Stonemasters - Jim Bridwell, John Long, Lynn Hill, and their ilk. It was into the former of these groups that Tejada-Flores fit, and he was indeed a participant in some of the most ground-breaking “grade six” ascents of his day. In “Games Climbers Play,” published in 1967, he attempted to define climbing in terms of a series of games with differing rules; this was to avoid the ever-looming question of what climbing is and, more divisively, what it is not.

Old Climbings (An old way of climb)/1 Old Climbings (An old way of climb)/1 by OsvaldoCardellina

But how is that climbed in the Sixties/Seventies and the equipment which was available both in climbing on rock and ice? And what is the security that was made on climbs? You have to make a huge leap backwards in time, only to realize that evolution is not never stop. We do not want to get to the wooden stairs that were used to cross the glaciers second already in the mid-eighteenth century and even the wooden pole used to pick up both the Grand Capucin the Père Eternel in the Twenties, but a little examination of the past is necessary for understand the present.

In Praise of Bushwhacking In Praise of Bushwhacking by vancouver islander

From the perspective of the true outdoor enthusiast, “wilderness development” is an oxymoron. Development implies progress and how exactly can encroaching urbanisation, mechanisation, bijou wilderness lodges and the like and even signed trails properly be regarded as development when applied to real wilderness? Nothing truly belongs in the alpine environment except the mountain and its natural bastions of forest, river, cliff and glacier. Can anyone claim to have truly climbed a mountain who has used a gondola or an aircraft as a significant part of his or her approach strategy?

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Igls Peak Igls Peak by raumplaner

Naseer Uddin close to the summit of Igls Peak; picture: Stephan Tischler

NE Route Matahpi Peak NE Route Matahpi Peak by Fred Spicker

NE Route on Mathapi from Preston Park. Note the large cliffs at the base of the peak - this is why in descent you need to traverse to the ridge in order to safely reach the Siyeh Pass Trail. (Enlarge for greater detail) Photo and graphics by Fred Spicker

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