Doug Robinson

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Posted on August 27, 2013 in The Alchemy of Action | 1 comment

  There’s a sweet spot in climbing, a range of moderate difficulty where you can move continuously and with real rhythm. I’ve reached it many times recent weeks on Tuolumne slab climbing; I think the soloists we all admire for their freedom hit it all the time only at such a high level we can’t […]

Getting Vertical: Your First Steps onto Stone

Posted on July 29, 2013 in The Alchemy of Action | 2 comments

Learning to rock climb is one of those good news, bad news situations. Here’s the good news:  getting started is easier than you think. With a few hours of good instruction—and climbing is definitely too high stakes for a trial-and-error education—you will probably have scaled vertical terrain and made moves as hard as 5.7, which […]

Rapid Transit on the Sierra High Route

Posted on July 29, 2013 in The Alchemy of Action | 1 comment

I did three crossings over the High Route in the springtime of (what I think was) 1985. First I guided a group east to west, spending the usual week up there and leavin g behind a nice track through corn snow. I especially liked the way it cut a high contour, drifting for miles above […]