The Gunks Rundown With Charlie Kelly (PICS)

A trad climber’s Mecca. A city rat’s favorite getaway. The Shawangunk Ridge—The Gunks, that is—is a crowded, inspiring mess during the summer months. It’s a line of bedrock that emerges from the foot of the Catskill Mountains and offers steep,…

Charlie Kelly’s Back In CT With a Story To Tell

I am, much to the contentment of both of my parents, home “safe”, back in Connecticut and missing the multitude of inspiring climbs, dry, thin air, and outdoor spirit that is Colorado. My departure wasn’t to be without one big…

Charlie Kelly: On Training and Sending in Climbing

Climbing is, to borrow the cliché, about experiencing a journey and not about a destination; it sounds like a worthless thing to say, but it’s so true. I for one am happiest when I know I am about to finish…