Musings and memories from pebble wrestling and other such noble pursuits.
A reflection on the meaning of grades and their power to either inspire confidence or demoralize.
Five ways to create rock-solid climbing relationships as a belayer.
An exploration of how puberty and adulthood affect the girl-woman dynamic in competition climbing.
The bouldering near Bozeman, Montana keeps locals and visitors psyched, sore, bloody-tipped and ready for more.
A thank you letter to a project for teaching/reminding me of a few important things about climbing. There's also a video celebrating the send.
First Female Ascent. Women's Climbing Festival. #womenoutdoors. Is all this emphasis on gender in outdoor culture moving forward women's empowerment, or reaffirming stereotypes?
Tufas, stalactites, cheeses and honey, wine and fish, tepid waters in a teal sea: Kalymnos didn't become a world class climbing destination solely because of its phenomenal rock and athletic, pumpy climbing style.
A trip back to the boulders of Bishop reveals the subtle ways progress reveals itself, and how expectations may undermine our potential.
Two states, two tents, a dozen pitches later and we're back home where the weather is perfect for climbing. Privilege allows for the flexibility in the face of fickle circumstances, an awareness begged by the haunting shadow of a woman we meet in passing.
Climbing: a sport of contradictions. Hueco Tanks dished out the humble pie, but I left wanting more of that bitter-sweet medicine. A little reflection followed by lots of pictures of the unique climbing and landscape of this world class destination in Texas.