1. An Epic Yosemite Moderate Linkup


    from Mark Smiley Added 8,035 49 0

    Mark Smiley and Janelle Smiley tackle a modern classic. Climbing Tenya Peak, Matthes Crest and Cathedral Peak in a day. Covering this much rock and terrain in a short amount of time requires moving…

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    • Mt. Edith Cavell - North Face


      from Mark Smiley Added 7,659 33 1

      Janelle and I climbed the North Face of Mt Edith Cavell Oct 2015. This was Classic Climb #47 for us. It was a full-on alpine adventure with lots of snow on the face. Check out the trip report: http://goo.gl/LLnTNe Join…

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      • Rock Climber's Role Reversal


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        Mark Smiley and Janelle Smiley switch roles while out on a typical day at the crag. Enjoy! Follow along on our journey to climb the iconic Fifty Classic Climbs of North America: www.smileysproject.com Instagram: Janelle:…

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        • Denali's Cassin Ridge - One of the biggest and best alpine routes in the USA


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          Janelle Smiley and I climbed the Cassin Ridge on the South side of Denali. This uber classic alpine route starts at 11,200 feet and tops out on the summit of Denali, 20,310 feet. Check out our other…

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          • Skiing the Grand Teton


            from Mark Smiley Added 9,128 66 3

            This was an amazing experience. The Smileys are here to help you to have a similar adventure of your own. Contact Mark: mark at smileysproject dot com Join the fun: Instagram: https://instagram.com/smileysproject/ FB:…

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            • Mountain Guide Tip: De-ice skins


              from Mark Smiley Added 1,915 7 0

              Just a quick tip from the tour we did today. It was wet and snowy and the skin glue started to fail. Solid tip and tail connections will help prevent this, but sometimes its just unavoidable. Also,…

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              • What's in the pack?


                from Mark Smiley Added 5,953 40 4

                See what Mark and Janelle Smiley took on their failed attempt on the Cassin Ridge on Denali. A big part of what to bring, is what you leave behind. They stripped everything down to the bare minimum…

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                • Middle Cathedral Rock - East Buttress


                  from Mark Smiley Added 2,196 7 0

                  We got to enjoy this uber Valley Classic for the 4th time. It never gets old. This go we went the original route line that the first ascent party took. There is a rare day when at least 3 parties…

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                  • Royal Arches


                    from Mark Smiley Added 2,060 9 2

                    Lyle Cordes joined us for his first ever rock climb outside. What better than Royal Arches in Yosemite for the maiden voyage?! 16 pitches of pure awesome

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                    • The Steck Salathe Route - Presented by Blue Square Productions


                      from Mark Smiley Added 15.9K 23 0

                      This is an uber Yosemite classics. Its a super wide beautiful line up an amazing face right in the heart of the Valley. All was going well until the 90' long Narrows pitch, where Mark gets in…

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