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Classic Climbing in Little Cottonwood: Stiffler’s Mom (Pitches One – Three)

This route gets overshadowed because it is right next to PentaPitch and Sasquatch which are both awesome climbs. However, I think "Stiffler's Mom" is a really great climb. We only did pitches one through three because the route is 12 pitches and 5.11a... I normally wouldn't write about a route unless I lead it all, but the first three pitches are awesome and they are worth mentioning by themselves. The consensus on the pitches are a little ambiguous though... Pitch one is super cool. ... Read more

Mental Techniques and Trad Climbing

Climbing steep exposed ridges and rock faces is a counter-intuitive act. When I first began climbing over a year ago, I realized a few things about myself. I am afraid of heights. I am a cautious person. I enjoy calculated, precise risk. I am terrified of the unknown. And I have doubts about my own skills and ability. Stepping up and climbing something steep, exposed, and scary requires certain skills to overcome all of these mental barriers. This post is a ... Read more