“The Comeback.” Climbing Magazine. February 2014.
“Vipers look a lot like sticks. That’s a thought you never want to cross your mind when climbing. But 20 feet off the ground, with a broken puzzle of loose rock below me and a deadly Armenian viper slithering out of a perfect finger jam above me, it was the first thing that popped into my head. A moving stick, I thought. Cool. And then reality hit in the form of beady snake eyes and a flicking tongue: Don’t get bit, and don’t fall on the sketchy gear in the poor rock. Then came the mental clincher: Don’t get any more injured than you already are, idiot…”