“Re-Creating Climbing and Self in East Africa.” Climbing Magazine Column. January 2011.
“Some dreams die hard. Take Ethiopian rock, for example: It shimmers with the promise of high quality. Ribbons of ruddy sandstone arc high and cleave into precise cracks, and convex buttresses offer singular summits. But I’ll be the ﬁrst person to tell you that, despite its appearance, Ethiopian stone is mostly rubbish—and I’ll be the last to listen . . .”