I first started seriously lead climbing last Spring (March 2017). I thought it would be no big deal, just another type of climbing. However, the fear of falling was (is) petrifying! The natural state is to be afraid of taking a fall. Evolution wise that makes sense. It takes a constant effort to overcome this … More Fighting the Fear of Falling
Gear Review: Firefly Updated 3/25/2019 “I’m not sure I should get on this route. I have to go soon and this may be a little tricky for me.” Above are real excuses I give myself to not try as hard as I can. Like a lot of new leaders I have experienced the fear of … More Gear Review: The Firefly
It’s outdoor season! After a long, cold and wet winter, the rocks are finally drying and the sun is warm. Climbing outdoors opens some extra variables. I can’t say we can narrow out all dangers of outdoor climbing. All I am saying is that a few minutes and some extra attention is all it takes … More Be A Safer Climber In Just 3 Minutes and 15 Seconds.
There comes a point in every climber’s life when climbing becomes too fun. In order to combat how fun the sport is climbing engineers developed the aggressive shoe. What is the aggressive shoe? Some might describe it as a torture device created to make sure that toenails are properly clipped. Others describe them as a … More Why get a passive shoe, when you could get an aggressive shoe?
Is there a special climber in your life? Trying to find a gift for a climber friend? As stressful as finding the great gift can be, remember we are simple people! We like climbing, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, sitting on the ground, ropes, chin ups, a rad photo or two, and most importantly, spending … More Climber Love
Figuratively (and extremely literally) Climbing has all sorts of highs and lows. The best days don’t always mean reaching the literal highest of highs. Although, I imagine it is an amazing feeling to climb the highest of highs. 🙂 Follow along this series to reach three of my stories: The Good, The Bad, and The … More The Ugly
Figuratively (and extremely literally) Climbing has all sorts of highs and lows. The best days don’t always mean reaching the literal highest of highs. Although, I imagine it is an amazing feeling to climb the highest of highs. 🙂 Follow along this series to reach three of my stories: The Good, The Bad, and The … More The Bad
I have this distinct memory of going to the park near my house when I was four years old. The other kids were on the playground. Do you know where I was? I was up a tree on the far edge of the park having a good time. A helpful stranger walked by, “Miss! Your … More What Makes a Climber?