Chatted with Peter of PeterFest fame today. Got me excited for this season’s party. I think there should be a poster contest. Read about RePeterFest, the second annual PeterFest, here.
Looking forward to the big Save Sandstone Festival Oct 19-20! Find the Facebook event page here. See the promo video courtesy of Adventure MN Films.
A look at a quick weekend run up to Jeff’s World with area namesake, Jeff, and some other Twin Cities climbers. We started the weekend at Secret Lake, peeked at The Swamp wall (deep water soloing), and ended up at Jeff’s World (proper). A few of the gang spent extended time at The Swamp carving … Read more
Kurt Hager on the FA of Quiet With The Lights On, 5.12b, at Jeff’s World.
Back from a quick weekend trip to Jeff’s World and Secret Lake, with a stop at the future deep water soloing spot, The Swamp wall, in between. Too many photos and video and thoughts and musings to sort through right now, but these two .gifs say a lot. Click on the picture to watch the .gif … Read more
In October 2012, I was privileged enough to get an invite to Jeff’s World (accessible only by boat). After hurting my knee on a failed FA attempt, I spent the next day hanging on a rope cleaning and bolting a moderate climb that had been previously identified by the crag’s namesake, Jeff Engel. Today, the … Read more
This year, we’ve been following the efforts of Kyra Condie, a 17 year old climbing phenom from Minnesota. Last week, Kyra put on a dominant performance at SCS Youth Nationals held in Atlanta and walked away with another first place finish in a year full of first place finishes. Let’s look back on the 2013 … Read more
After making their way through Regional and Divisional competitions, youth sport climbers from around the country descended on Atlanta’s Stone Summit, July 4-7th, for SCS (Sport Climbing Series) Youth Nationals. Over a dozen Minnesota climbers made the cut, including 14 year old Kyle Struthers. In only his third year of climbing and second year competing, … Read more
It’s tick season. Tick list season, that is. Yesterday brought the fourth and fifth tick of the season from my 2013 Project List. Sending Work Ethic at Red Wing in 90 degree heat was a sweet, sweet victory. Adding Chinese Freedom before the day was out was icing on the cake. I realized after finishing Work … Read more
Today, the MCA announced that a purchase agreement has been signed between the private land owners in Sandstone, MN and the Parks and Trails Council of Minnesota that will save Sandstone bouldering! Now, it is up to the climbing community to help raise $25,000 to help pay for the expenses already incurred and to help … Read more