A Team Effort on Freerider

There are innumerable things to learn when taking multiple days to climb up a big wall. Kate and I had such good fortune when climbing Freerider, and the effort was truly that of a sizable team. I have many to thank for this incredible week, and a few hilarious lessons to share. The Big Wall…

Back up the Captain

Well, I’m a lucky lady. I’m heading back up El Capitan for a second route in a week. Last week Lorna and Emily and I spent three days freeclimbing what we could and hauling our kit-and-kaboodle up a route called ‘Lurking Fear.’ We worked ourselves with some slabby hauling and splittler and properly slippery climbing.…

Thanks Emily!

Sometimes it’s all the sweeter to receive photos from a friend a few years later. Emily Stifler just sent me photos from our escapades in the Black Canyon at the end of the summer of 2007. We are so freaking cute.