If you were to ask me one year ago today where I’d be in one year, the Pacific Northwest would have been the last place to come out of my mouth. So here I am, the last day of May, 2016 and I find myself sitting outside of my girlfriend’s house in Olympia, Washington scribbling […]Read more "The Pacific Northwest, Part 1"
Wow. What a weekend it was. Got my first taste of Washington granite last week, and probably once again spoiled myself for all future days spent on granite. As soon as I could after making this move up north, I made the trip past Seattle to see what the all the hype was about in […]Read more "First Impressions"
The time has now come for me to begin the next chapter in this crazy book titled “Life.” I leave Reno, Nevada today to begin a new life in the Pacific Northwest, where I will start the process of becoming a professional commercial guide; beginning with a summer spent as a Rock Climbing guide based […]Read more "The next chapter"
The sun was still well behind Half Dome when it was that my eyes opened to see the new day, leaving us crisp and chilled in the shadow of the silent monolith. My head was still inside my sleeping bag, with my face close to the opening; allowing small wisps of cold air to gently […]Read more "Three Days on the Column, Part 2"
I will now do my best to put you momentarily in another person’s shoes. Imagine, standing in a village made up of mud buildings with wooden awnings, each adorned with various produce and merchandise. You are carrying a tall, wooden staff in your right hand, and in your left a rope leashing two fluffy, gray […]Read more "2015 Reflection"
I can’t remember who first said it, but I’ve always been a firm believer that the best climber is in fact, the one that’s having the most fun. The key to making sure that you are having as much fun as possible, is to maintain as much stoke as possible. Some days, this is easier […]Read more "The Stoke:Gravity Ratio"
I found myself standing at this amazing stemming rest (Translation: My feet were smeared on both sides of the wall on nubs big enough for my feet, allowing me to take my hands out of the crack and shake the juices back into them as I straightened-out my legs) on Sunday, November 22, 2015. At […]Read more "Enduro Corner Reflection"