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January 6, 2012


Chris has been talking about how great his younger brother would be at climbing for months.  This last weekend Chris flew out with his brother Eric […]
January 5, 2012

Training for the Himalayas with Engineer

Julie is planning to climb Nun and Kun in Kashmir this summer and came to Durango for a little training on Engineer Mountain. We hiked up […]
January 2, 2012

Fatty Ice in SW Colorado

The ice in the backcountry of Southwest Colorado is Fat!  Below are some photos from the last week. BK
January 2, 2012

Winter Ascent of Engineer

Tim came out to Colorado and once again crushed it!  We climbed Engineer Mountain car to car in about 7 hours.  It was a pretty windy […]
December 3, 2011

Moab rock climbing; a year-round affair!

Winter?  What?  Whatever!  We’re going rock climbing! That’s right, Moab rock climbing can be enjoyed all year round.  Chris came last weekend for some tower and […]
October 20, 2011

Guided Climbing Threatened in our National Parks

In their October newletter, the AMGA highlights some of the issues (and what we as a climbing community can do about them), revolving around the attempt […]
September 24, 2011

Engaged in Climbing

Just got off a trip with fellow Michiganders Jen and Charlie.  They were on a two week trip to climb and check out locations in Ouray […]
September 4, 2011

Pigeon and Turret

Tim has wanted to climb Pigeon and Turret since he first saw them years ago, but Pigeon and Turret are big peaks deep in the Weminuche. […]
September 4, 2011

Great Basins Combo

Gary had been into Chicago Basin back in the 70’s, and had left with unfinished business.  He had climbed Jupiter and Windom but bad weather denied […]
August 22, 2011

Good Times in the Mountains

In celebration of fixing my computer, I am posting random pictures from this summers trips for your viewing pleasure. BG
August 16, 2011

Moab, UT Rock Climbing Courses

New for the fall of 2011 is our 4 Day Desert Climbing Seminar.  The seminar adds 2 days to our popular 2 Day Indian Creek Crack […]
August 11, 2011

5 Day Best of the Weminuche

The name of the trip claims a lot, but it’s truly nothing less then spectacular! Columbine Flowers We started off in Durango on the 150-year-old narrow […]
August 7, 2011

8 Day Alpine Leadership Course

Day 1: We started out the trip climbing at X-Rock, where we learned Belaying, Rapelling, Climbing Technique, and Anchor Systems.  In the afternoon we made a […]
August 1, 2011

8 day Leadership- Tour de San Juans

Father and son duo Tom and Morgan came out from North Carolina this mid July to test their knowledge against, and learn more in, Colorado’s San Juan […]
August 1, 2011


Durango locals, Alice and her son Paul S. along with Sean E. linked up with myself and fellow guide Ryan to hike into Vestal Basin for […]
August 1, 2011

SWAG's 'Have you camera ready' trip!

Becky and Dan came out from Missouri last week to join us for our ‘Best of The Weminuche’ backpacking trip. This trip takes on almost 30 […]
July 31, 2011

The Machine on North Twilight

Tim is a machine.  The other day Tim and I hiked 13.5 miles and climbed North Twilight (13,075′).  Car to car in 8 hours with 45 […]
July 8, 2011

Offering some assistance in Chicago Basin

A few days after climbing in the Black Canyon Chris was headed back out to Colorado to check out some peaks in No Name Basin.  No […]
July 8, 2011

Tourists on the Tourist Route

Chris flew out from Chicago a week ago to do some cimbing in the Black Canyon. We had our eyes on a route called the Tourist […]
June 28, 2011

Updated Kids Rock Summer Program Information

We’ve made some changes to the summer Kids Rock! Climbing Program.  Parents can now choose to purchase single weeks and/or multi-week combinations to allow for varying […]