The North Face, of course.

The North Face, of course.

May 11th, 2016 by Lin

Over the years, there have been many things I never thought I would do with climbing. When I was a gym climber, I never thought I would climb outside. Next, I swore I would never lead trad. Then, I never thought I would ice climb, mixed climb, get into winter alpine climbing, and so on… Despite The Eiger Sanction being my favorite movie of all time, I never thought I would climb The Eiger. In fact, as recently as last year when I saw footage of Steck’s speed ascent of The North Face, I thought about how stunning its summit ridge is but how I would never see it in person. You read things like The White Spider and the story of Kurz saying “I can do no more,” then slumping over dead, swinging just feet away from rescuers in the tunnel, and just assume it’s beyond your abilities. I was wrong, again. More »

Pullharder Marathon Sex….I mean Six

Pullharder Marathon Sex....I mean Six

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September 22nd, 2015 by Roberto

PHM6 – The Sixiest race on The Planet

October 25th – 2015 More »

Modern Glacier Travel Technique

Modern Glacier Travel Technique

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September 12th, 2014 by Nate

Glacier travel safety is no joke.

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Unemployment Line – FFA

Unemployment Line - FFA

September 10th, 2014 by Scotty

Greetings from Boulder!

Shaun and I recently went to Yosemite and freed a route called Unemployment Line on Mt Broderick. We were fortunate enough to have our training and ascent sponsored by the North Face. More »

PHM5 – October 12th, 2014

PHM5 - October 12th, 2014

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August 13th, 2014 by Roberto

PHM5 – The legend continues!

October 12th – 2014 More »

Cyclorama Wall

Cyclorama Wall

December 10th, 2013 by Scotty

Note: I got some complaints folks wanted a trip report so I finally wrote one.

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Summer Time and the Pursuit of Mountainous Things

Summer Time and the Pursuit of Mountainous Things

September 27th, 2013 by Mike

In August of 2012, treat my friend Brian Spiewak and I ventured to Bridgeport to check out the Incredible Hulk.  Our goal was to backpack in and climb the route Positive Vibrations; a 1200’ 5.11a.  This route was a big deal to me because it was my first difficult route in the High Sierra.  Positive Vibes takes an amazing line up the left-center of the Hulk.  Directly to the right of Positive Vibes lies the route Venturi Effect.  While Brian and I were fighting our way up Positive Vibes, nurse there was a team on Venturi Effect.  Watching these two cruise up Venturi was inspiring to say the least.  I was able to talk to the leader while he was at belays, and he said that the route was amazing and safe enough for the grade.  This resonated with me and I began to think that maybe someday I would try to climb Venturi Effect. More »

4th Annual Pull Harder Marathon – Oct 13th

4th Annual Pull Harder Marathon - Oct 13th

August 6th, 2013 by Josh



Do you want some motivation to get fit?  Lose a couple of pounds?  Shed a couple tears?  Get drunk with amazing friends?  Jump fire, and rocket down a slip and slide of glory at the end of a beautiful race course?  If that appeals to you in any way, or even if it doesn’t, sign up for the 4th annual Pull Harder Marathon, hosted by the Men of Menkar (M.o.M.)!  We’d love to share some smiles, tears, and drunken staggering with another amazing crowd this year.

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Matthes Crest/Cathedral Peak/Tenaya Peak Link-Up in Tuolumne Meadows

Matthes Crest/Cathedral Peak/Tenaya Peak Link-Up in Tuolumne Meadows

July 16th, 2013 by tj

My alarm went off at 3:58 AM, capsule beating Josh’s by 2 minutes and preventing a repeat of the previous morning’s wake-up: a barrage of small pebbles. I was so stoked for the day’s adventure that I skipped coffee, troche but not my typical camping breakfast of orange juice and Pop-Tarts. We topped off our Nalgene bottles, illness jumped in the car, and by 5:10 AM we were cruising down the Cathedral Lakes Trail. More »

Paint Free Santee – Feb 10th

Paint Free Santee - Feb 10th

February 27th, 2013 by Josh

February 10th, nearly 100 climbers descended on the Santee boulder field in East County San Diego for a major paint removal.  I had managed to pull together help from Mesa Rim Climbing and Fitness Center, the Allied Climbers of San Diego, the University of San Diego, the city of Santee, and most importantly scores of community volunteers to eradicate as much graffiti as possible in a single day. More »

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