Tag Archives | Climbing


Meru: a film review – Grace Kim

In Northern India, stationed unassumingly over the sacred headwaters of the Ganges River, stands the Shark’s Fin on Mount Meru. This particular piece of mountain has witnessed more failed summit attempts by elite climbing teams than any other ascent in the Himalayas which makes this particular climb both a nightmare and an irresistible calling for […]


Benefits of Rock Climbing – Peter Le

People ask me if climbing is a good way to stay in shape; I tell them I stay in shape to be good at climbing! Why do people climb? That is the question all instructors ask their students at the beginning of the climbing class we have here at High Trails. Most answers consist of […]

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Rock Climber or Amateur Geologist? – Michael Perez

Is igneous bliss or are all the little sediments of rock knowledge metamorphosing climbers into rock experts? Ha! As rock climbers, we experience many different types of rocks when we go to climb at various crags all over Southern California. Many climbers don’t even think twice about the differences between these rocks, much less the […]


Stepping Outside of the Circle: Growing Comfort Zones – Jordan Rowell

The mission statement for High Trails that is prominently displayed on all of the shirts we wear around is “Learning how we can all fit together on one healthy planet”. I believe that for all of us to fit together on this here Earth, we need to grow. Fit together by growing? Sounds a little […]

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