Now that the JTreeTweetup is just around the corner I’ve been getting a few questions about Joshua Tree and what camping there will be like. I thought I’d do a series of posts on this. While you can find a lot of information online about Joshua Tree National Park, my posts will highlight a few…Continue Reading
We’re doing it folks! Plans are made, flights are booked. When: November 13 – 15th, 2009. (Though some are coming early) Where: Joshua Tree National Park, California. Hidden Valley Campground is where we’ll be aiming for. Who: Mainly members of the climbing community on Twitter but also some friends and family. Climbers of different interests…Continue Reading
Last Friday I finally got to go to the 5.10 Outlet store in California. My local climber friends and I had been hearing about this shop for awhile and we talked about stopping by on our way to Joshua Tree, but there was always this one catch… It’s only open on Fridays, it’s only open…Continue Reading
“You’ll have too much drag!” Dave shouted up to Luis, who was scouting around a round cap formation near the top of a trad climb on Chimney Rock. As his belayer, I was standing in a position about 50 feet below and to the left of Luis, unable to see what was going on. I…Continue Reading
Embedded slideshow of select photos plus link to the full candid album set.Continue Reading
My only expectations were then centered on me following routes, putting up some sport/ top rope climbs and maybe doing repeats of trad leads I had done but Peter hadn’t. I also expected it to be very cold, day and night, for the entire trip.
My weather expectations were a little off, it was cold at night and in the shade but on Saturday it was so warm that the guys took off their shirts and Nicole and I went down to tank top / short sleeves layers.
My climbing expectations were also exceeded.Continue Reading
As usual, J Tree surprised me and taught me again that you can never really know all there is about a place, a group of people, yourself or your climbing abilities. Like Joshua Tree itself, my trip report will be structured a bit unconventionally and sometimes jump in time.Continue Reading