All "climbing" and no Climbing makes Jim a dull boy.

As climbing pop-culture descends into decadence, steeze, and womp “music,” it is often hard to find reminders of why I love it so much – why it has woven itself into the fabric of my waking life and the lofty heights of my dreams – why my own pilgrimages into the mountains are so refreshing […]

High Places

I came to the office today with no agenda and decided to make a gallery of my favorite mountain scenic photos that I’ve taken over the years, wandering in these environments, having distant adventures, and discovering unique corners of the world where some dawn light sneaking over the ridge illuminates distant corners of my self, […]

Urban Fervor with One Eye Closed

        Yesterday I spent the day running around Denver with Timmy O’Neill and a crew from Petzl America to shoot a short film about the new Pixa headlamp. It was creative, fun, and turned into a sixteen hour day romping around downtown. We shot at the steps of the Capital building, alleyways […]


On this auspicious Friday morning I am feeling particularly good. In the last week I’ve had two photos published (seen here), scheduled three shoots for next week (two climbing, one commercial), and get nearer every day to the premiere of my first feature climbing film in two years. I’ve had a couple of setbacks this […]

Fluid Chaos

“Once you have given up the ghost, everything follows with dead certainty, even in the midst of chaos. From the beginning it was never anything but chaos: it was a fluid which enveloped me, which I breathed in through the gills. In the substrata, where the moon shone steady and opaque, it was smooth and […]


The search for balance in my work has led me down many paths, precipitating both extremes of how far I can stretch my sanity. Nothing exceeds like excess. But at the moment I’m working on my first feature film in 2 years at the same time as a new endeavor to create high quality real […]

My work featured on

The link below features a piece I produced, shot and edited with Sender Films back in 2009, taken from the Bonus Episode “Desert Rats” in the First Ascent Series Box Set. Fun to see it brought back to life with Hayden’s recent FA of the route, then called “Clutch,” and since renamed “Carbondale Short Bus” […]

My Slippery Muse

  “When a true genius appears in the world, you may know him by this sign, that the dunces are all in confederacy against him.” -Jonathan Swift         I’m often asked if I like living in Boulder, if I like the work that I do, if I think I’ll stick around or […]

Marejada Feliz goes live on DPM Climbing

After two weeks climbing and partying in Puerto Rico this January, I pulled this diamond out of the rough and release it now for your viewing pleasure(s). There is sooo much rock in Puerto Rico that has yet to see development, but this incredible arch goes beyond anything I have seen in the Caribbean. Mouth […]

Happy Tide

Here is the entire album from Puerto Rico in January, 2012 Full article coming soon in the American Alpine Club Inclined Blog