Invisible Army: The Birth of Maple Canyon Climbing

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Invisible Army is a new series by Thomas Holmes, which he describes as "a passion project that highlights climbing route development in the state of Utah." The first episode follows Jason Stevens and his son, Noah, into Maple Canyon, Utah, where years ago Jason placed the first bolts with the idea of developing the canyon for sport climbing. What was originally a necessity—"If i wanted to go climbing, I had to make my own route"—has now grown into a world renown sport climbing destination.

Read about the birth of another Utah sport climbing destination, American Fork Canyon, where America's steep sport climbing revolution began, in the July issue of our print edition, on sale now. Subscribe: Print | Digital.