Slideshow (52 photos)

Adirondacks (map)

Chronic Fixation: John near the second bolt of Chronic Fixation at the King Wall


Freedom Flight: John high on the third pitch of Freedom Flight


Freedom Flight: John high on the third pitch of Freedom Flight


Bushido: John at the base of the Poko Waterfall


Jim and John on the way to Cragsmere

Arco (Italy) (map)

Lunch in the olive grove near the base of the routes


Hanging out at the cliffs near Nago


Equinox: Sport climbing on great limestone

City of Rocks (map)

Camp at the City


I can't Believe It: Michelle traverses 30' into the start of the route while John and Andrew spot

Costa Blanca (Spain) (map)

Jim and John hiking near Sella

Dolomites (Italy) (map)

Travels with Johnny


John steals pillow cases to carry his gear


South-West Corner, "Trenker": John on a typical Dolomites ledge


South-West Corner, "Trenker": John following a pitch low in the corner


North-West Arete, "Kasnakoff": John on the South Face of the first Sella Tower


John descending in the Sella Towers


South-West Arete "Delagokante": Close-up of John nearing the second belay on the South-West Arete of Delago Tower

South-West Arete "Delagokante": John nearing the second belay on the South-West Arete of Delago Tower


South-West Arete "Delagokante": John climbing on the arete


John scrambling near the Vajolet Towers

El Potrero Chico (Mexico) (map)

John calls home


Lucie, Simon, and John cooking


Lucie and John planning an excursion in town


Aguja Cielo Rey: John at the first belay of Aguja Cielo Rey

Indian Creek (map)

Thunderbolts: John tops out on Thunderbolts, a rare face climb at the Creek


South Face: John at the second belay on the South Face


South Face: On the summit of the South Six Shooter


South Face: John poses on the summit

Joshua Tree (map)

John organizes the rack on an early visit to Joshua Tree


Eileen Dover: This interesting route starts with a hard boulder problem, then traverses just left 5 bolts about 10' above the ground, then finishing straight up to some chains


Casual: John leads yet another bolt-protected face climb


Practice Crack #1: John leads a too-short crack on the backside of the Headstone

The gang, gathered in Joshua Tree

John enjoying the conviviality at camp

New River Gorge (map)

Zag: John stuff himself into a crack on the final moves of Zag


Zag: John stuffed in a crack at the top of Zag


The gang gathered outside the Cathedral Café, Fayetteville


Doing a headstand to prepare for the day

Red River Gorge (map)

The gang in New River Gorge


Moonbeam: John leads a pocketed face typical of Red River Gorge


Crazy Fingers: John cleaning the pitch on Crazy Fingers

Red Rocks (map)

John and Allen's car


Out of Control: John placing his first piece of gear in the crack


Red Heat: John works through the opening section of Red Heat

Shawangunks (map)

Scare City: Messing up a tenuous clip on Scare City


The gang hanging out at the base of Turdland


Three Doves: John leading the final thin section of Three Doves

Smith Rock (map)

Screaming Yellow Zonkers: John following midway up the first pitch


Barbecue The Pope: John leading the Pope with Joe Fitchen

Suicide Rocks (map)

Mickey Mantel: John at the belay after a scary runout

Tuolumne (map)

West Crack: John reaching the first belay on West Crack


Phobos: John climbing the first pitch, Jim belaying from above (Copyright © Tad Welch)