I’ve got something over 50 posts on this blog, ranging from utter crap to some that I genuinely hold dear. In honor of the New Year and all the new adventures I have planned, I decided to toss up a link to my favorite posts, the ones I really look back fondly upon. Here they are in order from Most Favorite-est to just plain favored:
A Soloist’s Guide to Mental Training for All Climbers:
I finally did it! I took all of my ideas and thoughts on Mental Training and distilled them down to one single cohesive article!
What the Hell was That Guy Thinking! Why and how I onsight-soloed 5.12a
I think the title says it all, video linked in the article!
The Hypocrisy of Risk: an exploration of climber’s contradictory reactions to risk
I catch a fair amount of flak for doing what I do. It used to feel painful, but over a decade of soloing that’s worn off and made me curious. Why do we react the way we do? I don’t quite know, but the cognitive dissonance at times is fascinating.
Climber Sends El Cap With Reasonable Preparation: My reaction to Honnold’s solo ascent
After all the media hype, I felt it necessary to chime in with a soloist’s perspective on this monumental achievement
Shortoff Mountain Solo Mega Milage:
This is the kind of wicked awesome day I live for, I had dreamed of doing something like this for years ever since reading stories of the Stone Masters. I just never dreamed I’d be someone capable of pulling it off. I’m a genuinely lucky person. Also, it tuns out that training for your goals really pays off! =P
Life is an Inherently Dangerous Sport:
This one was initially just a rant on my laptop in response to some internet comments, but it got a lot of shares and views, which tells me that it resonated with a lot of folks.
Free-Mojo Rock Climbing:
This post was kinda my “where it all began” story, mixed in with some commentary. I suppose an alternate title could be “why I don’t think of myself as crazy.
Stepping Back From The Edge:
It was frightening for me to write this, but I felt it was important. After all the traveling that I’d performed, I met dozens of folks who had all fought the same battles I had, and they all thought they were alone. I wanted to let everyone know we’re in it together.