Ancient as the earth itself

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I also wrote a song to express my experience that day:

About this piece

In January 2020, I experienced my first-ever outdoor climb at Weavers Needle with my buddy Drew. I’d been climbing indoors for 7 months, but this 500-foot superexposed column of stone in the Superstition Wilderness made me rethink what courage is. 😅 It’s not a hard climb, but for my first time rappelling, I was shitting bricks.

Weaver’s Needle image is shot by Drew on that day, and the sunset (which is actually a sunrise) was captured by my wife Elizabeth at her family’s achingly beautiful Walloon Lake cabin.

Can you spot the tiny detail, though? Perhaps it’s someone you know.

The route up
The route up
The rappel back down
The rappel back down
View from the top
View from the top

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