Local Classics: Cross-Eyed and Painless

by Jon Vickers / FA: Gordan Douglas/13a/Big Cottonwood/Quartzite/Draws (fixed?) According to me and my friends, Cross-Eyed and Painless is one of the best routes in the Wasatch, and I believe many others would agree. “Cross-Eyed” is a Gordan Douglas’ masterpiece that is one of the (not so) hidden gems in …

Share Button

The Heart Route

By Mason Earle / While free climbing El Cap’s Golden Gate in 2009, I spotted a system of beautiful cracks and corners leading out of the left side of the massive heart-shaped recess in the middle El Cap’s southwest face. The steep crack system I was looking at belonged to …

Share Button

The Millcreek Training Deck

by Nik Berry / Many climbers have preconceived notions of training. Climbing is filled with great people, uplifting attitudes (well…..I guess that is debatable), lightheartedness and a supportive atmosphere. From what I have gathered speaking to people about training, they believe training will negate these positive characteristics. I understand this coming …

Share Button