Friday, October 12, 2012

Worthwhile Reads

A number of interesting posts from the blogs we follow have appeared lately. Here's a list of our favorites.

Levi Lolo Report Earlier in summer we removed the link to Levi's blog from the sidebar on the right when it reached a year of inactivity. Then in late September Levi appeared with a new post containing an introspection on the climbing he's developed these past years in Lolo. He talks about his relationship with the area, increasing popularity, and prospects for a guidebook.
Cole El Cap Report Cole has been back-filling his blog with some great writing about his travels. On only his second trip to the Valley, he and climbing partner Peter sent the Nose! That's beyond solid. His El Cap trip report, as well as other posts, make for entertaining reading.
Climbing and Meaning Skander's reflection on friendship, purpose and a day in Mill Creek.
Peder and Jess Crag Info On the road full time, Peder and Jess have started adding posts to their blog summarizing the different climbing areas they've visited. Info includes practical logistics like laundromats, camping and dog-friendliness. Areas so far include Ten Sleep, Black Hills (Spearfish and VC), and Rifle.
Butte Scarpa Boostic Review The frequently-updated Montana Bouldering blog out of Butte reviews the sweet-looking Scarpa Boostic.
DPM Ethics and Style Deadpoint Magazine writes about climbing style, bolts and ethics. Includes several links to additional reading.
Mondo Snake Bite Full-timer Scott made it to Kentucky for the Red River Gorge season only to have Mondo get bitten by a copperhead! No!! Mondo fans won't want to miss this. (She's okay.)
Montana Rock and Ice Meetup This group continues to add members and build content with trip reports, upcoming events, and pictures. Sign up for full access and to receive news of climbing events in western Montana.