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Climbing the Diamond

The Diamond of Long’s Peak is a truly impressive wall. Rising 1,700 feet from Chasm Lake, the face demands attention. Living in Estes Park over the summer, I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Visible from town, the wall drew me in, a taunting figure at the edge of my mind whispering, “come if you dare.” In…

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Backyard Bouldering at Bradbury Mountain

To talk about one’s love for climbing is to encourage a host of cliches. “It’s about the journey, not the destination.” “No pain, no gain.” The sport itself is full of contradictions and tensions, complicated relationships between seemingly dichotomous things, such as careful control and raw power. To climb is to pursue these paradoxes that…