Alex Honnold proposed an expedition idea to go traditional climbing down the Green River in Utah. The terrain was mostly virgin, so the objective was to establish new routes in a remote area. Matt Segal hinted that I should join in and try something new (I had never trad climbed before). I was intrigued by the idea, so I decided to go. The crew consisted of Alex, Matt, Renan Ozturk, Taylor Reese, John Dickey, and Celin Serbo. I had a feeling this was going to be a good adventure into the unknown.
While on a close-to-home trip on the Green River, Utah, team climber Matt Segal reflects on why he was initially drawn to trad and crack climbing.
Green River, Utah is well known for it’s world-class crack climbing and beautiful walls. The North Face athletes, Alex Honnold, Daniel Woods, Renan Ozturk and Matt Segal took a close-to-home trip last month to explore the area and teach Daniel, one of the world’s best boulderers, a thing or two about what it means to trad climb.
For the last 5 weeks we have cronicled their adventure through their own eyes and their words. Read it here : www.neverstopexploring.com/blog/unearthed/ or check out their photos on Instagram using #greenriverrock