Government shut down and then rain. The odds were definitely not in our favor today, so we opted for some training in the gym instead. Climbing 5.12 won’t come easy for my cookie eating ass. Get swoll. 💪🏻 P.C. @haley.sawtelle
Miss that place, miss that chica! This is Ola, and she’s amazing. We met in Siurana last year and pretty much became friends instantly. She’s polish, like me, but currently living in Spain and crushing hard on rock! She’s also an amazing graphic designer, mango and banana porridge maker, perfect van mate and chalkbag master. Wanna check them out? Go to @scaua.climbing to see what cool fabrics she’s using!
8 days on without a rest day here on the Western Slope. I’m exhausted and ready to leave, but also really in love with this little forgotten corner of the West. Headed to Utah for a couple days, and by comparison some sandstone trad is seeming really mellow and comfortable right now.
Thanks to @travelwithdaniel for the photo and for being a great new friend.
2 days ago22925
Coming in at my #5 pick would have to be a throwback to summer 2012 when we adventured out to this lil boulder in Olympia, Washington. Memories of climbing here are what make it stand out for me - we bushwhacked our way high and low to get to this one and only boulder named She Bear. On this trip in particular we got to take Ben’s little bro Noah with us for his first time climbing outside! Being in our home town with family solidifies this as a special memory, even if you do have to keep your eyes peeled for hunters nearly shootin’ ya on the approach... 😳🤷♀️ #classicolympia#shebear#truckbedboulderers
3 days ago10215
Where there is crack, there you’ll find @ladylockoff. If you’ve ever met Irene, then you know that she is easy to love. She is a genuinely good human with great eyelashes and a nice ass. #Tbt to her 30 pitch birthday challenge. She’s totes cray.
I’m organizing all of the climbing photos I took last year and since I haven’t been out shooting in 2018 yet, I’ve decided to post some throwbacks to rekindle some much needed inspiration. @haley.sawtelle is a funny climber. She takes bigger risks and makes scarier moves in bouldering than in sport climbing. She’s WAY stronger than she thinks she is and I really hope she gets this new job so she can come out with us on all the weekends. Here she is leading a 5.9 (or something like that) in her baby monkey shoes up at Cannibal. 🐒
Such focus! Much determination! Focusing on training, climbing as much as possible, and crushing it with badass ladies this year 💪
4 days ago974
Desert times on the brain...scheming the next trip 😉 @captainkirksnipples.13 got this photo of me doing an end of the day lap up a 0.75 slot at sabbatical wall. Oh I miss you desert! In the meantime it’s about to dump here in BC ❄️ and I’m gonna ski so hard 🙌🏼⛷
4 days ago5252
"Fall down seven times, get up eight." Who knew those Zen monks were avid rock climbers? They understood that climbing wasn't just about getting to the top of the rock, but the process it takes to get there. 👣 I think sometimes we get into the mindset that we should be able to send everything within a couple goes, but there's something compelling about having a project to return to, like a secret treasure to unlock when all the beta is honed and your body is pushed to its limits. 🧘🏻♀️🧗🏻♀️🗝✨
4 days ago3247
Great day hiking, even though I got ditched for poke afterwards. Love these goobs ❤️🐾
5 days ago491
Another hiking day. After I became a climber I sort of stopped hiking just for the fun of it. If it didn’t include climbing at the end, I wasn’t interested. I forgot how much I enjoy just hiking, and I forgot what it’s like to hike without a heavy AF pack on my back (even if I usually make someone else carry my rope.) Today was really nice, and my back feels great. Thanks for asking.
This is a weird angle, and I tried really hard to straddle that volume to get a no hands rest... it didn’t work. Just two days ago I couldn’t even get close to sending this route, tonight I made it three quarters of the way. Progress. I have @gnarlygirlfitness to thank for the high stoke and good catch. Gideeup.
Back at it! We left Augusta on Saturday and have spend the last two days exploring the best of Alabama climbing in Horse Pens 40 and Sand Rock. So excited to be climbing outside again! 📍Misty (10b), Sand Rock AL
6 days ago6120
All smiles on the wall! A fantastic shot of @kelseyseeks in Indian Creek completely crushing ‘Ninja Bed Wetter’ 5.11+ in her pair of super stretchy @boulderdenim jeans. She puts their denim to the real test and they just keep on going! Why sacrifice comfort, function, or fashion when you can have it all with @boulderdenim ! |⛰| Save 20% on all purchases from @boulderdenim with your Reddy Yeti Membership! [Link in Bio]
👖: @boulderdenim 📷: @bradboulders
School crunch time means I have this place on my mind to dream about and use as motivation 😉hoping to return this spring for some try hard. But mostly just for this landscape, the best buds, and the best splitters 🤗☀️🌵photo by one such best bud @cuin_the_cartographer
It’s been almost a week since I came back from Spain. Crazy, how quickly can life change! From waking up at 10, having breakfast in the van, climbing all day and laughing all evenings I am back to working full time in London. Surprisingly, I actually enjoy both of those things, it’s just interesting how very different they are. I guess life is all about finding balance, right? Photo by @james.blackhole from one of the most amazing 7a’s I’ve ever been on, at Pared Blaca in Chulilla.
7 days ago101,671
Workin’ on my ups
7 days ago50123
Remember to take a moment to breathe. Happy Sunday! Hopefully you’re all off your phones and in the mountains 🏔🌲🙏🏼
I didn’t want to take any chances climbing on potentially damp rocks today, so @ladylockoff and I did a quick hike. We ran into some climbers headed into the canyon and after telling them the rocks were definitely still wet, they turned around and hiked out behind us. They are decent people. Skipping one weekend of climbing won’t kill me if it means protecting and preserving this incredible place I call home. Happy Saturday friends!