Jonathan Jay

Alpine Mentors Returns to Colorado

Alpine Mentors is accepting applications for a 2 year program based in the scenic Ouray, Colorado. By working with some of the finest climbers and climbing mentors in the world, Alpine Mentor's upcoming Colorado Program hopes to enable young climbers to maximize the experience of moving through the mountains, and ultimately culminates with an expedition at the end of the program.

Infatuated with Vestal Peak

Soloing Vestal Peak was everything I hoped it to be. The incredible quarzite rock was certainly smooth, but a number of cracks that gradually steepened before breaking into bigger ledges towards the top provided a level of scrambling I have never seen in Colorado. And, my personal favorite part, I could feel the massive amount of air below me, both as I got higher on the north face, but also continuously on the sheer west face which was never too far away on this route.