Living, Breathing and Climbing in Tafraout…Morocco

Christine Cauble | May 20th, 2012 - 10:53 am
Living, Breathing and Climbing in Tafraout…Morocco

Rock climbing is spread out in the Anti-Atlas mountains and it’s best to have a vehicle to get to your pursuits. The rock is a granite quartzite characterized by large grains and good friction….a lot of slab. The quality of the rock varies though. To start with, one of the most comprehensive guides to the […]

The “I’m-Sorry-I-Left-You” Update…

Christine Cauble | March 15th, 2012 - 1:39 am
The “I’m-Sorry-I-Left-You” Update…

I’m back… You know, you have to understand that as the sole writer on this site and someone who loves frolicking outdoors, it’s a great challenge to keep me in. I would still like to share the end of my motorcycle ride as well but this is what happens when I have a full plate. […]

How to Become Bad-Ass? See Carolina…

Christine Cauble | March 15th, 2012 - 1:21 am
How to Become Bad-Ass?  See Carolina…

I got to shoot an amazing climber a couple weekends ago.  I haven’t spent much time with her; she is a friend of a friend but an incredibly talented athlete – born in Chile and now living most of the time in Argentina. Her and her husband invited me out while they were at my […]

Riding Across China; ShangriLa to XiangCheng’s 3rd Leg

Christine Cauble | December 4th, 2011 - 11:46 am
Riding Across China; ShangriLa to XiangCheng’s 3rd Leg

The beginning of my third leg had me exhausted before it all began.  All I could think about was eating chicken with vengeance after a 6am wake-up call from a rooster.  I tried to go back to sleep but couldn’t so got up to do route research and double-check on information. I had been eager […]

Riding Across China: Yunnan’s Second Leg Disasters and Delights.

Christine Cauble | May 25th, 2011 - 11:14 am
Riding Across China:  Yunnan’s Second Leg Disasters and Delights.

“Tomorrow is not a good day for traveling” he warned.  My friend Ma Che and I had spent much of the afternoon at the Nomad Cafe in LiJiang’s old town of Su He chatting; he practicing his English, me, my Mandarin.  We had met in Dali and he had made his way up to LiJiang […]

Laguna Lejia and other North Chilean Mountain Adventures…

Christine Cauble | April 16th, 2011 - 9:46 pm
Laguna Lejia and other North Chilean Mountain Adventures…

Bit after bit, it increased. Failed to cease. I felt like if I did this drive daily, I could be the winner at a bucking bronco contest because the torrential reign of the bumps were insane. Except instead of riding outside on top of the bull, I was within its belly. Bumbubmbubbmbm, the rapid pattern […]

Wishing Upon A’Stars: Alpinestars

Christine Cauble | April 16th, 2011 - 8:16 am
Wishing Upon A’Stars: Alpinestars

This article originally appears on my website documenting a motorcyle ride across China (south to north) – and you can go there via here: www.2wheelwriters.com OR just stay here on this site and be updated from time to time. I won’t be updating as thoroughly on the ride. We’ve received two free loaner bikes from […]

The ‘Great Ride'; the birth of 2WheelWriters and riding across China

Christine Cauble | March 22nd, 2011 - 9:17 am
The ‘Great Ride'; the birth of 2WheelWriters and riding across China

It’s been insane.  My friend, Szu-ting and I have been planning a true adventure together which initially, I wanted to do so. The Great Ride” as we are calling it…to motorcycle across China, south to north. We will motorcycle from XiShuangBanna in the very south of China (more west) to I’li, China’s very northwest point.  […]

Knight Climbers in Hong Kong

Christine Cauble | March 5th, 2011 - 10:52 pm
Knight Climbers in Hong Kong

We didn’t even fear the be-nighting….we purposely sought it. My Romanian friend, Cos and I took off on an adventurous night climb.  I can’t even describe what it’s like:  beginning a climb with no light, no clue, no expectation….just simply putting your hand in a hueco and not knowing what you’re going to grab.  A […]

RRRG Update from the Serf of Surf; Dispatch from the Tropics

Christine Cauble | November 30th, 2010 - 3:17 pm
RRRG Update from the Serf of Surf; Dispatch from the Tropics

That’s right…far from a Lady of the ocean, a Queen of the Surf. I have come to the understanding that I am at the lowest tier when it comes to skills in the Wave World. Makes me feel a TON more respect for people who have mastered this. The Triple Crown event is going on […]

Moonlight Buttress in a Sunlit Fortress

Christine Cauble | November 1st, 2010 - 12:48 pm
Moonlight Buttress in a Sunlit Fortress

The Afterward Foreword “Now this here is a serious violation of the climbing code.” Ryan stated in a very stern, stoic manner. I furrow my brows in expected dismay toward myself while looking up at my climbing partner analyzing my gear placements in a tight, dihedral formation that hangs 30 feet up and right.  We’re […]

My first climbing shoot in Turkey

Christine Cauble | September 28th, 2010 - 8:29 am
My first climbing shoot in Turkey

It was too easy to discover the perfect models within these women I know from climbing in Turkey. I had two days of climbing in Geyikbayiri (after so long without it! With the exception of one day in Dali) and was so sore that I needed a rest day and playing photographer to these strong […]

Pieces of the Middle East; Jumping Jebels and Wandering Wadis in Jordan

Christine Cauble | September 25th, 2010 - 1:04 pm
Pieces of the Middle East; Jumping Jebels and Wandering Wadis in Jordan

Salaam! (“Peace” – a common Arabic greeting). I had the pleasure of going back to one of my favorite places in the world: Jordan. It seems that in these times with all the controversy and tension going on between my own country of America and some parts of the Middle East, I would like to […]

Scaling Yunnan

Christine Cauble | September 5th, 2010 - 8:25 pm
Scaling Yunnan

The ride was immaculate…as muddy as it was. The energy, the views, the “being in a different country and different frame of mind” all sort of culminated into this perfect stew of delicious adventure. We started late. Usually every climb with Ryan is a late start. It’s great actually. I was mildly uncomfortable still with […]

Back again!

Christine Cauble | August 30th, 2010 - 2:45 am
Back again!

Hi All, The site was down for almost two months due to being attacked by malware militants. We’re saved…..thanks to Andreas! I’m on my way to Kunming, China to finally climb. I have truly, truly missed being outdoors and challenging my body and mind in this perfect venue. It’s been incredibly busy at my day […]

Epinephrine Photoblog

Christine Cauble | May 15th, 2010 - 11:03 am
Epinephrine Photoblog

***click on photos for enlargement*** About to begin the tunnel… A lazy start. A stuck rope. A potential fall from carelessness. And victory that ultimately led to 2,240 feet. This blog recount is about the most intense route I’ve ascended thus far in Red Rocks and period. Physically, the last comparable (kind of) climb I […]

Falling Stars, a Rising One and Gunks Climbing Photoblog

Christine Cauble | May 1st, 2010 - 11:48 am
Falling Stars, a Rising One and Gunks Climbing Photoblog

Hi Folks! I’ve been incredibly busy whipping this site together.  Great news is, there is a forum soon to be appearing on here.  Comments can be made…and comments can be made from those comments..and so on. :)  One thing I’m looking forward to is creating a partner search/meetup section for all these activities.  Incidentally, I […]

Zion/St. George: Climbing and Riding Photoblog

Christine Cauble | March 20th, 2010 - 12:49 pm
Zion/St. George: Climbing and Riding Photoblog

Riding in the outbacks of Utah. It’s amazing… This state is brimming over in fantastical aesthetics, I can’t get over its beauty. I rode out from Vegas on my bike to meet up and climb with some nice folks. Utah and Zion were both so appropriately named. The name of the state comes from the […]