After a still winter night I awoke with the impression that some question had been put to me, which I had been endeavoring in vain to answer in my sleep, as what - how - when - where? But there was dawning Nature, in whom all creatures live, looking in at my broad windows with serene and satisfied face, and no question on her lips. I awoke to an answered question, to Nature and daylight.

6'3 175lbs
Southern California
October 20th
5:28 AM

Rocks are sharp and climbing is hard

October 17th
11:58 AM

Leaving for Bishop in a few hours! Here are two climbs from last season.

11:45 AM


by Viktor Vaughn aka MF DOOM

October 16th
12:57 PM

Jimmy Webb, second ascent of King Slayer
I kind of hate how he makes everything look so easy

October 13th
9:13 AM

Ran a 5.14s 40 yard dash with no warm up on wet grass and hit a 33.25 inch vertical jump. These chicken legs can pull a bit.

October 11th
1:39 PM
Half crimp lock off

Half crimp lock off

October 10th
11:19 AM


"the lesson of the moth"
By Don Marquis 

i was talking to a moth
the other evening
he was trying to break into
an electric light bulb
and fry himself on the wires

why do you fellows
pull this stunt i asked him
because it is the conventional
thing for moths or why
if that had been an uncovered
candle instead of an electric
light bulb you would
now be a small unsightly cinder
have you no sense

plenty of it he answered
but at times we get tired
of using it
we get bored with the routine
and crave beauty
and excitement
fire is beautiful
and we know that if we get
too close it will kill us
but what does that matter
it is better to be happy
for a moment
and be burned up with beauty
than to live a long time
and be bored all the while
so we wad all our life up
into one little roll
and then we shoot the roll
that is what life is for
it is better to be a part of beauty
for one instant and then cease to
exist than to exist forever
and never be a part of beauty
our attitude toward life
is come easy go easy
we are like human beings
used to be before they became
too civilized to enjoy themselves

and before i could argue him
out of his philosophy
he went and immolated himself
on a patent cigar lighter
i do not agree with him
myself i would rather have
half the happiness and twice
the longevity

but at the same time i wish
there was something i wanted
as badly as he wanted to fry himself

October 7th
3:12 PM
October 5th
5:10 PM
Adding these pants to the “approved for climbing” list

Adding these pants to the “approved for climbing” list

4:02 PM
Took this last year. First Bishop trip of the season is in two weeks!

Took this last year. First Bishop trip of the season is in two weeks!

October 4th
4:16 PM


there is a spider wobbling back and forth
out on the porch and i want to cry
because it doesn’t know anything
and never will

airplanes shake windows
from very far away
and it seems like everyone
is okay with that

i have all sorts of memories
that might be dreams
and vice versa

i can live with it, whatever

i can probably be ‘fine’

this won’t mean anything later
and then it will again after that
and so on and so forth

October 2nd
3:10 PM

Sick dyno FA by Jernej Kruder

2:13 PM

The very simplicity and nakedness of man’s life in the primitive ages imply this advantage at least, that they left him still but a sojourner in nature. When he was refreshed with food and sleep, he contemplated his journey again. He dwelt, as it were, in a tent in this world, and was either threading the valleys, or crossing the plains, or climbing the mountain tops.

- Thoreau, Walden

9:04 AM

Definitely makes me want to buy a board.

September 22nd
9:26 AM
Had to pay a blood sacrifice to get this ascent of Master Blaster (V8/9)

Had to pay a blood sacrifice to get this ascent of Master Blaster (V8/9)