Photos: climbing and rafting the Grand Canyon

The Colorado River travels 280 miles through the world-famous Grand Canyon. But is there climbing?

Adventure channel writer Brendan Leonard embarked on what many would consider the adventure of a lifetime – white-water rafting the Grand Canyon, via the Colorado River. 280 miles (450km) over 28 days, down the world's most famous ditch. There's just one little twist: Brendan's not a paddler. He's a climber. His words below.