All posts by Kevin J. Pusey, Jr.

About Kevin J. Pusey, Jr.

  • ON ROCK! Maple Canyon: Foliage, fun

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – One of the most beautiful climbing areas I have been to in autumn is Maple Canyon, near Nephi, Utah. (Directions: Exit 225 off I-I5, east on UT Route 132 to Fountain Green, right...

    • Posted October 8, 2013
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  • ON ROCK! Pullin’ the bong

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – I got out of town last week to go see some friends in Salt Lake City, see some live music, and play on some rock. It was a great break from the valley here...

    • Posted September 24, 2013
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  • ON ROCK: Grand plans doused

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – I really don’t go up the Grand Teton (13,770 feet) much anymore. After more than 100 ascents to the summit over the years, I would rather spend time on other climbs in the...

    • Posted September 10, 2013
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  • ON ROCK: Climbing with the birds

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – It’s already feeling like autumn to me. Some things are like clockwork, and the end of August is when the climbing season begins to change. The weather is getting cooler. The clouds and sunsets...

    • Posted August 27, 2013
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  • ON ROCK: Speeding in the park

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – I predict someday there will be a new speed record for climbing Mount Moran (12,605 feet) in Grand Teton National Park. There is already one for the Grand Teton. Why not Moran? My friend,...

    • Posted August 15, 2013
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  • ON ROCK: Hidden Arete

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – My on-going checklist to tick off climbs in the Tetons first done by John Gill brought me to Garnet Canyon in Grand Teton National Park last weekend. We were in search of an obscure...

    • Posted July 30, 2013
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  • ON ROCK: The Wild Iris

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – I was able to get a weekend of climbing in at Wild Iris climbing area in The Wind Rivers near Lander last week, and it’s a toss up as to what was better …...

    • Posted July 16, 2013
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  • ON ROCK! Summit Symmetry Spine

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Global warming persists in the Tetons in recent weeks. The snow is melting rapidly, and climbers are sliding around everywhere while approaching/descending climbs and peaks in Grand Teton National Park. I was anticipating using...

    • Posted July 2, 2013
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  • ON ROCK! Glissading The Spoon

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – Making the decision to store my skis for the spring off-season was an easy one this year with the Teton approaches melting quickly. However, snow mountaineering conditions are in prime shape right now. Many...

    • Posted June 18, 2013
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  • ON ROCK! Sinks Canyon

    JACKSON HOLE, WYO – As tempting as it was to ski the recently opened Beartooth Pass near Red Lodge, Mont., I recently opted for some climbing in Lander instead. It’s pretty easy to find once you get to...

    • Posted June 4, 2013
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