Category: Climbing

  • On Pictures of Yourself Climbing and Saying Goodbye

    On Pictures of Yourself Climbing and Saying Goodbye

    Finally, some proof that I do actually clamber up rock faces instead of just talking about it. I don’t usually worry about getting photos of myself while climbing. I honestly think that unless it’s professionally done they don’t really come out that well. But I went out with a really friendly group of folks a […]

  • Now That Jan is Over…

    Now That Jan is Over…

    …I can continue writing, I think. January was actually kind of insane. I worked 50 hours a week in addition to taking care of a house and two dogs and trying to enjoy the short amount of time I had off and take care of my body, etc. Hence why writing took a side line […]

  • Going on ANOTHER Road Trip

    Going on ANOTHER Road Trip

    So, Martina is here from Spain and we are going to explore the American West…just as winter appears to be setting in. It’s October, so it’s really a bit early for winter if you ask me, but the Rocky Mountains really don’t care. Boulder was cold and cloudy when she first arrived, which was so […]

  • Rumney Rocks and Injuries

    Rumney Rocks and Injuries

    Back in New Hampshire, I was psyched to do some climbing at what could be considered my home crag- Rumney Rocks. I grew up 20 minutes from Rumney and have many best friends who actually grew up IN the village of Rumney (can you believe it?!?). It is where I climbed outdoors for the first […]

  • A Reflection on Surviving My First Multi-Pitch

    A Reflection on Surviving My First Multi-Pitch

    The insanity of learning all this key safety stuff on the fly is really hitting me in retrospect.

  • I’m Building a New Honda Fit Platform

    I’m Building a New Honda Fit Platform

    People have asked me, “Have you considered just buying a different car?” It’s a legitimate question.

  • Return to Indian Creek: It’s Just as Hard as Last Time!

    Return to Indian Creek: It’s Just as Hard as Last Time!

    I went back to Indian Creek this past May after a year and a half of first going. I think I climbed three routes total, completely flailing on at least one of them. This was also climbing on top rope. My dirtbag buddy, Neil was there to put up the routes and I was there […]

  • El Potrero Chico Part 2: A Breakthrough

    El Potrero Chico Part 2: A Breakthrough

    Everything at EPC changed once I met Ryan, and through Ryan, Sean. Ryan and Sean were roommates from Ohio who were meeting a crew of friends down at EPC for a week of climbing multi-pitch. Ryan and I hit up a multi-pitch called TNT, a five pitch 10a. I ended up leading the 10a pitch, […]

  • El Potrero Chico Part 1: It’s Been a While

    El Potrero Chico Part 1: It’s Been a While

    That first day I was planning on doing a few easy climbs, just get back into the swing of things, remember how to tie my knots and be safe, etc.

  • ALERT ALERT: CAN OFFICIALLY CONFIRM THAT SLOTHS ARE MASTER CLIMBERS

    ALERT ALERT: CAN OFFICIALLY CONFIRM THAT SLOTHS ARE MASTER CLIMBERS

    Sloths. Perezosos. Lazy One. Sloths get kind of a bad rep about being slow. But, I know one member of the Ramrod Team that emulates sloths in her climbing technique. It is true that climbing slowly is harder than climbing quickly, but (depending on the climbing circles of which you are a part) climbing quickly […]