Dylan Fadgen is a rock climbing enthusiast who comes to Moab from the small town of Kuna Idaho. He was drawn to Moab because of our endless recreation opportunities and the rich and mysterious history of humanity we have here.
Dylan has worked with Moab Gear Trader for over three months now and enjoys rock climbing, ice climbing, mountaineering, mountain biking, and skiing. Out of all of these his favorite recreation activity is definitely mountaineering. Dylan enjoys the ways mountaineering takes all the disciplines of climbing and combines them in often remote and extremely beautiful places.
A few months ago he climbed a route–The Shield–on the legendary formation in Yosemite, El Capitan. He says it was a surreal experience in the thick smoke and heat of the California summer fires. This was his second time climbing El Capitan and he can’t wait to go back!
On these ascents, Dylan never leaves behind his trusty sunglasses. Good eye protection is important, parti
cularly when you might have to wear your sunglasses for 12 hours a day for multiple days in a row.
Make sure to say hello to Dylan on your next trip to Moab Gear Trader and ask him any of your rock climbing equipment questions!
If you want to see more of Dylan and his adventures you can find him on Instagram at @aclockworklettuce.