Adventure is where you find it, and Shingo Ohkawa, an Outdoor Research Rock Ambassador, has spent the better part of his life searching. Whether he’s in his own backyard—Utah’s Wasatch Range—or more recently, in the Greater Ranges, the mountains are where he practices his craft: opening new rock routes in spring and summer, and cutting ruthlessly-steep skin-tracks in autumn and winter. When he’s not playing outside, you can find him behind the counter at IME, Salt Lake City’s local gear shop, corrupting the youth one carabiner at a time and hanging out with his venerable co-workers, all of whom are his personal climbing heroes.
Don’t Sweat the Technique
This story is shared by Verticulture by Outdoor Research. by Shingo Ohkawa As a kid, I always felt I was born a bit too late to have had a hand in the birth of hip-hop. Born and raised in New York City, it was all…