I’m an aspiring alpinist based in Spokane, Washington. People say that it must be hard to be an alpine climber in Spokane, but I have to disagree – 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 world-renowned climbing venues are easy: The Stuart Range, Washington Pass, 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.
Note: All uncredited photos by Nick Sweeney.