“Getting What You Came For: Adventure Climbing in Corsica.” Climbing Magazine December 2006.
“I had plenty of gear, just nowhere to put it. Quaking in a strenuous stem, I finally gave up trying to sling a sloping horn. Going horizontal out a 3-foot roof, I used all the Corsican tricks I’d learned in the past weeks — I underclinged the rounded <I>tufoni,<P> heel-hooked precarious fins, and knee-scummed on lichen. I tried not to think about the rating. At 5.9, this was the easiest of the five ropelengths on La Lune Dans Le Caniveau(5.11). Fifteen feet later, my weight once again on my feet, I spied my next bolt. Nestled in a concave enclave, the stud and hanger were rusted to a deep and all-too-familiar brown, and orange stains marked the rock below. It was so corroded I couldn’t trust it to hold a baguette, much less my life. I reminded myself that I’d picked today’s route. And the trip. And the adventure. I clipped the mangy hanger and deliberated my next unfathomable move. This, then, was European adventure climbing. ..”