Late season climbing in the Southern Seattle region

◊ 10.15.2017 ◊ North Bend, Washington Having returned from our epic sailing adventure in Alaska, it was time to get back in the vertical world. It was a strange feeling taking over two weeks off from climbing, and our muscles were itching to feel that burn again. First order of business off the plane was … More Late season climbing in the Southern Seattle region

A day out in Washington’s finest granite climbing arena

◊ 9.25.2017 ◊ Index, Washington Towering granite walls with quality that competes with Yosemite, only an hour from Seattle! Who would have thought?! Turns out the state of Washington boasts a considerable amount of great rock, and the granite at Index is easily some of the finest in the state. The town of Index is … More A day out in Washington’s finest granite climbing arena

A few days at Lake Louise is nothing short of amazing

◊ 9.10.2017 ◊ Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada After weeks of smoky skies, we finally had our clear chance to visit Lake Louise! This was one destination that we were adamant about seeing under ‘normal’ conditions, and with the rain that had just fallen we knew the next few days would be smoke-free. Our patience paid … More A few days at Lake Louise is nothing short of amazing

Ending the summer in Banff National Park & Canmore

◊ 9.8.2017 ◊ Banff, Alberta, Canada After a tiring week of partying at Motion Notion festival (read our recap’ blog post here), what better way to recuperate than to spend time in the heart of the Canadian Rockies: Banff National Park. We arrived in the town of Banff on a smoky day, so we just … More Ending the summer in Banff National Park & Canmore

Spillimacheen- what?!

◊ 8.18.2017 ◊ Spillimacheen, British Columbia, Canada We’re back in Canada! Second time on this trip and second time of our lives too! Last time we crossed the border was at an Illinois/Ontario crossing, and now we are entering Canada through the Montana/British Columbia entrance. The first stop of our visit this time is a … More Spillimacheen- what?!

Southwest Montana Cragging: Madison River Valley

◊ 8.9.2017 ◊ Bozeman, Montana Leaving Bozeman we started to make our way to Glacier National Park. Not far from town we made a pit stop at Neat Rock to climb a classic multipitch route along the Madison River. The Madison River, a headwater tributary to the Missouri river, was named by the famous Meriwether … More Southwest Montana Cragging: Madison River Valley