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Kevin Riley

Kevin Riley has been a rock climbing and general outdoor enthusiast since 1998, served as the associate publisher for Climbing and Urban Climber magazines, and co-founded the Denver-based non-profit, First Ascenders. He graduated from UMASS (Amherst).

Stuck on Geronimo

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This winter has been all about the classic moderates. When Andrew was in town we talked about getting on Geronimo (5.6), a nice 4-pitch climb on Jackrabbit Buttress in Juniper Canyon. We never got to it. So when Irene Yee and I were brainstorming climbs to get on this week …

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Episode 25 – Jonathan Siegrist

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Jonathan Siegrist has built up an impressive tick list over the years. I first remember hearing about Jonathan in 2009 when he went on a tear in the Red River Gorge and redpointed seven 5.14 routes, sent three 5.13d routes, onsighted three 5.13c routes, and climbed 11 more routes ranging …

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Episode 24 – Chris Weidner

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Chris Weidner is a writer and rock climber from Boulder, Colorado that spends part of the year in Las Vegas where he and his wife, Heather, have a condo. He writes a bi-weekly column about rock climbing for the Daily Camera (Boulder) and has written for Climbing and Rock & …

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Purblind Pillar on a Winter Day

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On my way home from dropping off my girlfriend at McCarran International Airport I ran into a couple of climbers trying to get back to Red Rocks.  As I was leaving the recreation center Andrew asked if they could throw their bikes into the van. I said sure. They hurried …

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Episode 23 – Andy Raether

Andy Raether Action in Solitude Podcast Episode 23

Closing out 2017 with an interview with Andy Raether. Before heading home for the holidays I had the pleasure of sitting down with Andy at his gym, Origin Climbing & Fitness, in Las Vegas. We talked about his upbringing in Minnesota, why he decided to make Las Vegas his home …

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7 Gifts I Hope Santa Brings Me

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Most years I wait until the last possible minute to pick up gifts for family and friends. It’s a stressful situation. But this year I vowed to get my shopping done on time, and I did it! With all my holiday shopping behind me I decided to take a little …

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Episode 22 – Irene Yee

Irene Yee Action in Solitude Podcast Episode 22

Her name is Irene Yee but many know her by her Instagram username, @LadyLockOff. She is a photographer from Las Vegas, Nevada that has earned Instagram fame for her stunning photographs that capture the joy and beauty of climbing and outdoor adventure from a wide variety of perspectives. I briefly …

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Episode 21 – Obe Carrion

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While back in Boston to do some landscaping for a buddy I had the opportunity to sit down with Obe Carrion at Metro Rock (Everett) where he currently resides as the head coach and operations manager. I was excited to speak with Obe about his upbringing in Pennsylvania and what …

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