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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Desert Days – Adventure Climbing Episode 2

Moab, Utah. We camped right outside of town on this open range area. There was a corral right across the dirt road from us filled with cows that were very noisy...very noisy. But it made our time at camp pretty interesting. By the time we drove into Moab, it was pretty dark and my tent... Continue Reading →

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