A new film by Savannah Cummins dives into the mystical history of “El Gavilan” (5.13a, 9 pitches) and Hodgins’ multi-year mission to bring it back to life—and then climb it.
He spent three years teaching climbing at a wilderness therapeutic camp in Texas, and tried to change lives, but he ended up getting the greatest lesson.
He was going to go climbing, but disaster got in the way.
Project climbing is difficult, painful and at times has no reward in sight. Maybe the secret to success and happiness is lowering your goals by only climbing the easy stuff.
So far this year we’ve seen an insurrection, an inauguration and an impeachment. A climber’s report from America’s last, and most reluctant, state.
Wherein the author finds some good bouldering, is cursed by the gods and experiences an epiphany in Africa’s legendary Mountains of the Moon.