Monthly Archives: August 2010

Crying

Wah. I wrote about crying in the outdoors. In the middle of a hike or ski or climb or whatever. And I wrote about it because we’ve all done it. At least, most of us have done it. I’ve cried … Continue reading

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View from the bleachers

In this week’s Field Notes, I’m watching a new route go up on the Diamond from the sidelines…and that’s as close as I want to get. Boulder climbers Chris Weidner and Bruce Miller spent the end of July and most … Continue reading

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Why bouldering is better

If you’re on the fence about bouldering, read this. Okay, I know, I really glamorized the sport. But to check out the real deal, go to The Spot tonight. You can climb, eat, drink and be merry with the DJ … Continue reading

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Canyoneering and geeking out

REI Boulder has two interesting clinics coming up. First: Canyoneering. Tonight at 7. I have been terrified of canyoneering ever since my friend Dianne gave a slideshow on the topic. She showed some anchors they rappelled on. One of them … Continue reading

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Guidebook gold

Some recent climbing escapades with old or just lousy guidebooks have reminded me that a good guidebook is gold. Earlier this summer, Sharp End Publishing sent me a copy of their latest Flatirons guide (Climbing Boulder’s Flatirons, by Jason Haas) … Continue reading

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Lost at the crag

I was getting ready to blog a bit about my weekend and thus asked the hub, working from home, to retrieve a few photos from our camera for me. The camera is nowhere to be found. We think we left … Continue reading

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Chivalry in Chaos: age, answers and alpine bouldering

I’m not much of a boulderer, but Peter Beal was nice enough to give me a tour of the climbing in Lower Chaos Canyon in RMNP, anyway. It’s hard to haul your stuff up there. The air’s thin. The tourists … Continue reading

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How to talk to women at the crag

I knew girl climbing partner and I were in for some cragside misogyny the third time the dopey dude said: “That route is really pumpy.” I could tell he was trying to warn us unsuspecting wittle girls that the route … Continue reading

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The big, bad Leadville 100

Everyone’s talking about it. No, I’m not referring to the election. Or Levi Johnston running for mayor. I’m talking about the Leadville Trail 100 Mountain Bike Race this weekend. (PS: 100 miles on an MTB? Field Notes sez: Pls pass … Continue reading

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Humble pie on Sanitas

There are many ways to be humbled in Boulder. But Mt. Sanitas takes the gluten-free cake. Sanitas is a special place to be humbled because it’s an everyman (and woman and dog) hill. You see everyone there. It’s a popular … Continue reading

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