Viewing posts by Jill Adler

May 18th 2011

Wanted: Cool Single Climbing Buddy

You've had the same climbing partner for three seasons; learned to deal with their peculiarities, even grown to love their dog. It's a marriage made in crag heaven. Then one day they meet their next significant other- their new climbing partner. That's it. That's all it takes. It's a break-up and the best way to get over it is to move on with someone else. The downside of rock climbing is that it's like tennis. You need a partner to play. Fortunately, there's always some signature climbing festival that sprouts come spring. Climbing fests are like speed dating events where after a ding of a bell, you've sampled the lot and usually found yourself a new partner, (and a new water bottle, chalk bag and routes to climb). You've also had one hell of a great time. After all, you're hanging out with a few hundred of your peers, climbing all day and rocking out all night. Read More

May 04th 2011

2011 Ski Season Continues or Why We Ski In May

Here it is folks: Utah has received 701'' of snow YTD or 58 feet. Alta enjoyed a 200-inch base for closing weekend last weekend while Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort broke a 40-year mark and set a record for most snow received in a single season (690 inches and still counting). With these kinds of numbers, ski areas may be fighting for bragging rights as well as next season’s pass sales. Read More


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