Steph Davis is one radical lady. She has certainly been there and done that. From climbing desert towers to jumping off them to Patagonia alpine to Yosemite big walls she has had a sticky little hand in each and every pot of climbing joy. Her life is one to be envied for sure. With a book out and a climbing resume that stretches well beyond the length of most, this lady certainly deserves some attention. She took some time out to answer some questions for P&C the other day while she was house ridden with some kind of sickness that only served to give her a bad case of cabin fever.
Interview by Wig (Andrew Tower)
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Yesterday the P&C crew drove up highway six to climb at Wall of the 90’s in Clear Creek Canyon. We spent the afternoon climbing until Bronco noticed a person carrying a giant flag. They stuck in the ground and we all realized that they were going to B.A.S.E jump. We were thrilled. I had never seen anyone jump off a cliff before and it seemed like a pretty wild thing to witness.
We sat for quite some time waiting for them to hike to the top of the cliff Mission Wall. They got to the top and tossed some rocks to the bottom. The rocks never touched the side of the cliff despite how slabby it looked to us from across the river. We continued to wait while they watched the wind and unpacked her chute. The cliff is only around 300 feet high, which doesn’t seem like much to me but then I’m not a B.A.S.E expert in the least. › Keep reading
The weekly toast commences. It has come to my attention this morning that our friend and ally in climbing and fun, Steph Davis, has yet again wowed us with soloing/base jumping escapades. Stefka is a desert goddess, granite devouring, vegan whirlwind that has an infectious personality which we love!
Our protaginast of all things windgate and towering has made her home in the Moab region for many a year. I don’t know the exact number of times she has ascended Castleton tower, but it has to be in the hundreds, so it’s not hard to believe that she went to solo up there, she does it often. However, the route chosen this time, The North Face, is not your typical romp up the North Chimney. Remember folks, we’re talking desert sandstone/calcite bullshit. However, Steph is no stranger to long and difficult solos. This summer she managed to solo The Diamond four times!!! Doing the Casual Route twice and Pervertical Sanctuary twice was astounding. But that is Steph, soulful, fun, and pretty damn cute to boot.
Aside from her typical solo affairs, Steph has recently been sending difficult lines in the Moab Area, like, Concepcion. Despite being plauged by injuries this winter, Steph continues to seek adventure and have fun doing it. Keep up with her antics via her blog, which is in our links as well. Raise your glasses, it’s Wednesday! Cheers Steph!
Photo: Highinfatuation The classic pic of Steph soloing Scarface in Indian Creek. I never told Steph this, but this pic was the single influence for me and Limit’s first trip to the Creek. We had thrown around the idea of Hueco and we had only climbed together a couple times in the gym. On one of those occasions we went to the water fountain and looming over us was this giant poster of Steph soloing Scarface. Holy Shit, we took a look and both knew we had to go to this Indian Creek place and try that route. Two days later we were on our way and have been in love with the Creek ever since. So, special thanks to Steph for inspiring us!