March 30, 2011
I have been climbing 20+ years. I climb trad, sport, ice, aid, and boulder. I prefer traditional climbing, though I am always happy just getting out and climbing something. My favorite climbs lie deep in the Sierras with long approaches and serious consequences. I'm at home at a crag next to the road belaying from the truck hitch, just as I would be on a long alpine route deep in some remote wilderness. Want to surmount that peak in full winter conditions, let's do it! Indoor, outdoor, big pebbles, small boulders, something about big cliffs... it's all good.
Jay is strong but not tough. He listens to fortune cookies and collects classic modernist chairs. He works an earnest job and sometimes goes on extraordinary trips to climb—kind of like a superhero with a secret identity. Only not super. Or secret.