Climbing Out of Bed

The following is an excerpt from Climbing Out of Bed, available now.

The climbing life is like poetry. Being somewhat removed from this existence with the demands of steady employment, I sometimes forget the feeling, the clarity the mind finds after a long, hard climb, the satisfaction of living very close to nature, and the bond that grows out of trust and sweat between climbing partners. With that in mind, I set off from the Gunnison Valley, Colorado, into a great expanse that separates us from another holy, sacred place, Yosemite Valley, California.

I'm a sucker for a good Yosemite climbing story. On my list.
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