Monthly Archive: October, 2012


Last week, in celebration of Rocktober, Mickey Spades and I decided to take a trip up to Pawtuckaway State Park in New Hampshire for some fall bouldering.  Neither of us went up there with any… Continue reading

The Art of Bonking

Having a bunch of time off over the last few weeks has been great.  However, having a ton of time off in the middle of the work week poses some real problems.  For… Continue reading

Ninja Star: Mountain Hardwear Hooded Transition/Effusion

The new Mountain Hardwear Effusion The fall season always brings mid-layers to the forefront for me.  The cool weather often requires an insulating layer to be worn in order to stay warm, but it… Continue reading

Moving, Compulsion, and Parting Ways

Gear room explosion For the last three years I have shared an enormous three bedroom apartment with my girlfriend.  She might argue how much I shared it, as it seems my stuff has absorbed the… Continue reading

Rainbow Slabs

View of the Painted Walls from the top of pitch 1 The wet and snowy weather up north this past week forced me to reconsider some previously conceived plans.  As well as disrupting a Presidential Traverse attempt, the… Continue reading

Winter is Coming

Tim and Doug heading into winter It seems that every year I am surprised by just how fast winter can arrive in the Whites.  Last week, following a run across Franconia Ridge, I was surprised that running… Continue reading

Man In Tights

Zealand and North Twin in a day, a couple of uninspiring NH summits Earlier in the week I discovered that it may be too cold up north to continue wearing shorts on trips… Continue reading