Royal Robbins

Royal Robbins

The man behind the legend By Doug Robinson Royal and Liz Robbins atop El Capitan after Royal’s historic first solo ascent of El Cap’s Muir Wall in 1968 (Glen Denny). A black Land Rover seemed to glide up the dirt road. We were pulling ropes out of cars and packing...
Mountain Monday: Up in Birdland

Mountain Monday: Up in Birdland

Finding yourself above the birds and the helicopters, you’re on top of the world By Meggan Wenbourne A look at Pine Creek Canyon. Spectrum wall (where our climb was located) is on the lefthand side of the formation. We had an hour approach, on mixed terrain and...
Mountain Monday: Red Rocks, Polka Dots and Pink Ropes

Mountain Monday: Red Rocks, Polka Dots and Pink Ropes

Is there any better option than the desert in February? There is something incredible about polka dots in nature. It stops me in my tracks every time! In the chilly “winter” season here at my home base on the central coast, I find myself pining for warm weather and...
Adventure Enthusiasts Raise Funds for the Homeless

Adventure Enthusiasts Raise Funds for the Homeless

A Cause for Adventure launches Climb-A-Thon project with dinner and raffle fundraiser A Cause For Adventure is kicking off their first “Cause” with the goal of raising $4481 to benefit the Homeless Garden Project, a non-profit organization based in Santa Cruz. A Cause...
Editor’s Note: Winter Returns

Editor’s Note: Winter Returns

Are you willing to play? Jacob Dore’s pole gets after it in some sweet Tahoe pow (Devin Ebright). As storm after storm pounds into California we are finally aware that the winter of 2016 is legit. For many of us, this presents a problem. The problem is that...
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