Something About the Desert

There is something about the desert that I just can't put my finger on. No words I come up with can accurately describe the uniqueness of the Western Slope/Utah desert. You're faced with giant sandstone cliffs etched with gorgeous features created by the past, or in strange looking formations like inspiring towers or arches. In... Continue Reading →


Climbing Independence Monument – 450 feet of bliss

Independence Monument, Grand Junction Area, CO. I had the opportunity to climb this historic desert tower recently. We climbed 'Otto's Route', established by John Otto. Otto drilled foot-steps and holes for metal pipe handles throughout the route so that anyone could summit the tower. While Otto spent weeks drilling steps and putting in pipes, his... Continue Reading →

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