October 20th, 2017

The reward after a special day, a day I finally set aside my fear, anxiety, and self doubt, and led every pitch (linked all in 8 pitches) of Astroman. At the summit, while I took in the mystic view of the valley created by the special effect of smoke (wish my camera had captured the tens of those …more…

April 30th, 2016

Postscript: After a month, I posted a modified version of this same report to SuperTopo (link). To my relief, the comments have been positive.
  
Ever since I came back to outdoor climbing in October last year,  I’ve been dreaming about returning to Astroman, one of the crown jewels of …more…

October 9th, 2005

Updated in 2017: For more elaborate beta, check out my new post (12 years later): What I know about Astroman… unsolicited beta
Actually Astroman is perfect the way it is — it doesn't need improvement. But we do, and we did improve. Erik and I got back on the climb again this Saturday. …more…

October 2nd, 2005

Updated in 2017: For more elaborate beta, check out my new post (12 years later): What I know about Astroman… unsolicited beta
How many hard 5.11s can one handle in a weekend?
Let me make it clear: That was Erik's idea; I had nothing to do with it. …more…