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Rock Climbing Blog of Note: High Places by Steph Davis

Sara Lingafelter
Sara Lingafelter
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I am remiss in not profiling this great blog by Steph Davis sooner… if you’re reading my blog, then you already undoubtedly know who Steph Davis is, so I’ll spare the introduction. I became a fan of Steph when I saw a Patagonia poster in my local gym … she’s high up on a route, her hair blowing wildly in the wind … it’s one of my favorite girl-climber pictures of all time. I became a bigger fan when I stumbled upon her book, High Infatuation: A Climber’s Guide to Love and Gravity, in Barnes and Noble one day. I picked it up, found a chair, and read 1/3 of the book before I even bought it.

Anyway, I read Steph’s blog regularly, and appreciate her dedication to making regular posts despite her busy schedule, and the wealth of advice and encouragement she gives to other climbers. Yesterday’s question was posed by a law student (law school — an epic with which Steph Davis and I both have experience) and it made me think about just how many of us lawyer types there are in this sport. Many of the folks who have contacted me through or through this blog are lawyers… and in my own circle of climber friends, there are a surprising number of lawyers (or, at least, law school survivors who have gone on to do something for a living other than practice law). No time to delve into this topic in greater detail right now, but I’ll make that a topic for a future post here.

Steph answers a question from a reader in each blog post, in her informal and friendly voice. There’s a wealth of information here… including lovely photographs from the places Steph calls home and more far-flung destinations, and guest appearances from Fletcher the dog.


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Sara Lingafelter

Sara (Grace) Lingafelter takes steps forward and backward toward a right-sized life on a daily basis.