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Finishing Up My 2018 Goals

Every year, I try to set up a list of achievable climbing goals that will help me focus on improving the areas where I am the weakest. In 2018, my main focus was pushing grades. I focused on number grades as a benchmark for where I wanted to be as a climber. I didn’t quite […]

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Rock Climbing Around Tahoe, CA

Kim and I recently took a trip out to San Francisco to visit our friend Brent and see his new place. We didn’t really have any plans to do any rock climbing, but inevitably it’s what we always end up doing. After spending a few days in the city riding bikes across the Golden Gate […]

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Climbing Thunderbolt Peak, Sierra Nevada Range, CA

The Sierra Nevada Mountain Range is one of the gnarliest areas I have ever been too. The exposure of the rock makes 3rd class climbing feel like 5th. One of my first mountain climbing adventures was in this range and it forever changed my outlook on life. Since that first experience, I had only returned […]

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Mount Shasta Climb via Avalanche Gulch

A lot of the time, organizing the details and coordinating the people involved with a mountaineering trip can be the most difficult part. In this case, it felt a bit last minute, but it was definitely more organized than other trips Brent and I have thrown together. I feel like most of the organization came […]

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How my outdoor goals impact me! (Progress and Goals for the future)

It’s been a while since I’ve posted because I have been spending a lot of time rock climbing lately in order to prep for the set of adventures I have in store for summer 2014. The truth is, I am not really sure what I want out of this blog and I kind of want […]

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Backpacking Mount Whitney via the Mountaineering Route in California

This trip to California was a great adventure for my friend and me. We set out from our home in Salt Lake City by Greyhound bus at midnight. We rode all night and arrived in Reno, NV. From here we took a smaller bus to a very small town in California called Lone Pine. Upon […]

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The BackpackingReview Story

My name is Scott Stevenson. I would like to think that I am a fairly average individual. Blonde hair, blue eyes, less than average income, and an interesting hobby: I have become addicted to climbing mountains. I love it. It all started about 2 years ago when I summited a peak called Middle Palisade. I […]

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