How I Learned to Climb: Humble Beginnings and Headspace

Back in July, Justin and I made our way out to Lander, Wyoming for the 25th annual International Climbers Festival. I have a serious case of imposter syndrome and I know that I’m not exactly what you would call a “crusher”. I mean, I just started climbing a little more than a year ago and … Continue reading How I Learned to Climb: Humble Beginnings and Headspace

Teaching Your Girlfriend to Climb

Unless you’re Alex Honnold, climbing typically involves two people. And if you already have a partner in life, chances are you’ll want them to be your partner on the wall as well. But what if you fall in love with someone who has no idea how to climb? You have three choices: Leave ‘em, deal … Continue reading Teaching Your Girlfriend to Climb

Rock climbing: To Helmet or Not to Helmet?

How often do you see someone with a helmet on and think to yourself, “What a loser!?” If you’re anything like me, it’s probably never. I tend to think that if someone is wearing a helmet, they’re probably doing something dangerous and that they’re a badass. The idea that helmets are lame is a childish … Continue reading Rock climbing: To Helmet or Not to Helmet?

Trad Climbing: It’s Not the Size of the Rack, But How You Use it.

Living in a van leaves you with a very limited amount of storage space. However, having limited space does NOT mean you need to have a limited rack. It may not be the world's largest gear collection, but what I do have, fits comfortably in the back of my vehicle/home and has given me plenty … Continue reading Trad Climbing: It’s Not the Size of the Rack, But How You Use it.

Review: Trango Ration Pack

Lucky me! I recently received a new multipitch bag from Trango.  And let me tell you, I had no idea how much difference a little bag like that could make.   I’ve yet to have been lucky enough to take it out on any crazy alpine expeditions or anything crazy yet.  However, my partner and I … Continue reading Review: Trango Ration Pack

Climbing Season in Joshua Tree

The J-tree climbing season is right around the corner, and if you live in or around Southern California, chances are that you’re just as stoked as I am!  Joshua Tree is a 1,200 square mile sea of orange granite with a rich history in the climbing community. Many of the greats cut their teeth (and hands) … Continue reading Climbing Season in Joshua Tree