Slipping Through the Cracks
Climbing Heather Weidner Backcountry

Slipping Through the Cracks

I'm slipping... There’s a thin layer of dirt that covers everything: the climb, the gear, my whole body. My throat is dry, and my chest is heaving.
More Sand Than Stone
Climbing Heather Weidner Hayden Jamieson We Are Explorers

More Sand Than Stone

Three hundred feet up the wall I weighted my toes on dime-sized sandstone edges. I was reminded of my ballet days on pointe -- the pain was torturous.