The Return of Climbing Porn

When I was a sophomore in college in 2000, the Internet still had a bit of a wild west feel to it. I used Napster to cop all my music, and I relied on Climb X Media to supply me with all of my climbing porn. Mostly those videos were just clips of dope-looking boulders or […]

Daily Stoke: Come Prepared like Tommy Caldwell

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you know that Tommy Caldwell and Kevin Jorgeson recently completed the first free ascent of the Dawn Wall of El Cap. Considered the longest, hardest free climb in the world, the Dawn Wall was the culmination of over seven years of vision, hard work and hard training on […]

The Day I Sent Color Blind (5.13a R)

In the wake of a divorce, an increasingly unsuccessful attempt at an academic career and a not-quite healed foot fracture, I moved to the New River Gorge in West Virginia around 2013.  I’m originally from Utah, and none of my western friends could understand why on earth I would willingly move East. But after five […]

Stunt of the Day: Ice Climbing Niagara Falls

One of the most popular stories on Evening Sends last year was one in which I wondered who would make the first ascent of Niagara Falls following its deep freeze from the Polar Vortex. I posted that article as a bit of a lark, and was really surprised to see how much traffic it received. Either way, […]