Anatomy of a Hueco Tanks Boulder Problem: Babyface (V7)

While it only gets three stars in the guidebook, it is a classic North Mountain problem. A bit tall, a bit technical, and a bit bold, with a feet-off jump just below the lip. Left hand starts on a small pinch, right hand on the “babyface” hold–a decent sidepull that you can get your fingers […]

Leaving Hueco Tanks

We are now in Tucson, AZ, staying with Paul, April and Silas for a few days. It’s hot here, too, but some cooler temps this weekend should allow us to climb on their bouldering wall for a day or two before we head to California. Gotta keep strong, you know! I was a little sad […]

Hueco, Part Two

New photos! Well, the heat hasn’t subsided, much. Paul and I managed to have reasonable temperatures today on East Mountain, but the it came at a cost–wicked winds, especially on the slabs overlooking Mescalero Canyon. I thought the seven of us were going to blow off to West Mountain while we worked on Mojo. But, […]

Hueco Part One

RoadTrip2011 Well, we’ve been here five days, with three climbing days. It’s been hot. Summer desert hot. Highs around 90. Thankfully, it’s easy to find shade, and the conditions are reasonable, but walking between boulders is torture, especially across the slabs. Oh well–good thing I brought the long underwear. Hopefully, the temperatures will moderate a […]

Rare Cycling Content

I love this photo:

Spring Forward

Is winter finally over? Despite a few nice days, the cold hasn’t released us from its grip. We’ve had hail several times over the last week. We haven’t touched real rock since the fall. But all that doesn’t matter much at this point, for in roughly twelve days, we will be climbing at Hueco Tanks, […]