Hanging out at the second belay on the West Ridge of Prusik Peak.


I’m a climber based in Spokane, Washington. Life in Spokane as a climber is great – we have an abundance of local crags, several ice climbs within city limits(!), a thriving community of local hardmen(and women!), and easy access to other outdoor activities for cross training. Weekend trips to incredible climbing venues are easy: The Stuart Range, North Cascades, The Bugaboos, The Canadian Rockies, Hyalite and other incredible places are all within a half-day’s drive for the motivated.

The purpose of this blog is to document the climbs that I feel are significant to my growth as an alpinist – I have retroactively added a handful of routes to form a basis for my future posts.  I hope you enjoy, and don’t hesitate to reach out for more detailed beta.  I’ll see you out there.

-Nick Sweeney

Note: All uncredited photos by Nick Sweeney.