This feature length profile explores the one-of-a-kind rock climbing competition in Arkansas called 24 Hours of Horseshoe Hell, an event that is equal parts climbing festival, Burning Man, and rodeo
Answer Man is an irreverent column mostly concerning culture and etiquette in rock climbing from the crag to the gym.
Climbing too often simply highlighted actual climbing equipment in their review sections. At Urban Climber we knew our readers wanted information about other kinds of gear that fit in their lifestyle, so we added a gadgets section to our annual gear guide.
The physical movement and mind-body connection of climbing and yoga are quite similar. Many climbers also practice yoga, and many yogis seem to excel at climbing. This feature for Yoga Journal explores the connection.
The Guide was one of Climbing Magazine's front of book sections that focused on a singular, broad topic. For a few issues over the winter season in 2013/2014 I developed the content and contracted, wrote, and edited the section of the magazine.
Skill Session was a department in Urban Climber Magazine that teaches a climber a particular, learnable skill to help make their climbing life easier. I storyboarded the article to provide art direction and wrote the tutorial to teach a climber the valuable technique of "boinking."
Skill Session was a department in Urban Climber Magazine that teaches a climber a particular, learnable skill to help make their climbing life easier. I storyboarded the article to provide art direction and wrote the tutorial to teach a climber when and how to cut their rope.
Must Have was the opening page of our gear department: Tools. It featured one product that exceeded our expectations that issue.
Alex Puccio is one of the top female professional boulderers in the US, and this profile examines her personal life and professional life.
When I served as the editor in chief at Urban Climber, we produced an annual gear guide that catalogued the new climbing equipment that came out that year.
Climbing is a sport of jargon. To any non-climber it can sound like an entirely different language. Along with Matt Samet, we created a climbing version of Ambrose Bierce's The Devil's Dictionary to promote Samet's forthcoming The Climbing Dictionary.
The American road trip is a time-honored tradition for burgeoning and storied climbers alike. We wanted to honor this rite of passage with an extended feature that listed 60 reason the American road trip was alive and well. It included tips, stories, maps, and mini features within that encompassed the trends, people, and places that make climbing in America so great.