My City

I have been blessed with one of the most beautiful homes to watch the sun set. Austin is home, and I love my city. Soon I will be posting round two from my trip to Zion, but I had to put these up.

Zion Day One

My little brother is awesome. He really is. The kid climbs, skis, fly fishes, and can hike 24 miles with a 30 pound pack in the Southern Utah desert faster than me. I must be getting old…. And watch out ladies! He gets his license this year!

So why do I bring up his awesomeness? We went to Zion National Park over Memorial day to backpack, scramble, go without showers, sleep on rocky ground, and carry way too much gear… He thought it was a blast. So did I.

 

My flight out is at 5:00 pm on Friday last week, and it is monsooning in Austin, so my flight gets delayed several hours. I end up getting into SLC at 10:00 pm mountain time. I pick Brett up and we drove straight down to Zion. Arrival at 3:00 am.

After 3 hours of sleep we go straight to the visitor center. You are required to register for backcountry permits in Zion if you plan on backpacking/camping/climbing/anythingreallyfun in the camp. We grab our permits and are off.

In the first day we wanted to hit more iconic landmarks, Angels Landing and the Virgin Narrows. It’s super beautiful there. Kind of an alien planet. There isn’t anywhere else like it. I was super stoked and giddy. Hence, I took a lot of pictures. My brother was kinda mad I took so many, but he got to eat Clif bars when I stopped, so whatever.

 

After checking everything off the list we set up camp for the night in the desert. Filtering questionable desert water, we gorged on cup noodles, hot chocolate, and chex mix. The next day we were going to head to Kolob Canyon and do more walking around the desert carrying heavy stuff… We couldn’t be more pumped.

San Fran

Today was one of those days that you just don’t forget. Started on bike from the Financial District, up to Fisherman’s Wharf, down through the Marina, and then took the Golden Gate Bridge to Saulsalito.

SARG Bouldering Edit

Here is my first bouldering edit from South Austin Rock Gym. I was finally able to send a cave route that I have been working for a while! To be honest I never used to be a fan of bouldering. My preferences heavily favored sport climbing. However, on days when you just can’t find a partner to go out to the greenbelt its a great way to get much stronger.

SXSW 2013

Well SXSW is officially in full swing! After the first week, I have pieced together a fun edit from around town. This last weekend will definitely wrap the event up with a bang. Free music at Auditorium Shores anyone?

Main Chute

I just got back from a quick weekend trip to Alta, Utah. Conditions were good enough to ski Main Chute off the top of Baldy. It was a good weekend!

Charlie Don’t Surf

This is a shot of me that I found and re-edited on a recent trip.

Charlie Don’t Surf according to Austin Rock – “5.10d This is the left most route that starts under the roof below the broken tufa. Jump start to the ledge then move through nice crimpers to the third bolt. For a nice rest, move slightly left from the third bolt to relax before clipping the forth bolt, otherwise move straight in to begin the crux early.” -Scott Harris, David Cardosa 1987

Charlie Don't Surf

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