Another day at Black Wall, sitting in a chair, eating PB&J, taking photos, and trying to stay warm. Here @clemmoose
is leading up the final pitch of Cary Granite.
Happy Monday! Get after it! .
Also, can any of my Vegas local friends tell me who this climber is? I totally didn’t get her name at the crag and I’d love to tag her and send her these photos. Thaaaaanks!
Guten Morgen wie geht's ?😍🏞🇩🇿🏔📛☪️🇩🇪📈☕️🥐
A little campus action for ya
Guess who took this photo? I DID. @brookbriana
took this photo (yeah, I just tagged myself.) I’ve seen this photo reposted a shit ton, which is great! I’m so glad that people love my work.... but do you know what I love even more? When people give me credit for my work. I spend hours of my time hiking and sweating and lugging heavy ass gear around the wilderness to get these shots. I literally climb fucking mountains to do this, including the countless hours of processing and editing to make these photos what they are. It’s reeeaallllyyy easy to tag a photo and give credit, I’m not asking for a lot here. So, friends, if you see my photos being circulated around the social media world and you happen to notice I haven’t been given credit, or some asshat has been given credit, PLEASE let me know! It’s an honor system, and when I put my photos on the internet, I know the risk I’m taking, but I’m also a big believer in the integrity of the worldwide climbing community. So, let’s be good to each other and honor each other as artists by giving credit where credit is due. P.C. @brookbriana
, because I was there and I took it and it’s my fucking photo. Climbers: @gnarlygirlfitness
Reaching up and around the unknown ledge, while maintaining a side pull in a damp spidery crack and somehow using my head against the roof as stabilization.
إذا كنت تبحث علي الهدوء فأذهب إلي تيكجدة في فصل الصيف 🏔😍🏞🇩🇿
Are these the best days of my life? I hope I still have time to outdo myself. I want to live my whole life this way. I’ve just never seen it done before with someone like me.
Exposed downclimb on the Bernia Ridge.
Our trees were trimmed yesterday, so I climbed up one. Mom kept telling me to come down while I was trying to climb higher. Rolling my eyes, I rappelled down....but then she wasn't opposed to learning how to rappell herself 😄. After explaining to her what each piece does, a few ground exercises, she climbed up the ladder, and stepped off. She didn't even want gloves.
😌 #rockclimber #ladyclimbers #mesarim #goclimb #sheadventures #girlswhoclimb
Happy anniversary to ME!
I just anniversaried my first trad lead. I wish I could tell you I've used that skill a lot, or that I'm better at it, but that's just not true.
See... shortly after my new fascination with plugging pro, I was swept away by the dream of glacier climbs. I've poured all my spare time and energy into training for Rainier since October.
But I'm delighted by plans for Index, Squamish, and maybe even Moab in August, September, October... I love how my fascination with climbing is ever evolving. I feel like no matter how I change, there's a facet of this sport to fulfill what I need.
On the Bernia Ridge Summit. I love reviewing old photos to see how much or how little has changed. This trip to Spain was so fantastic. The rock we climbed was all limestone, but they varied in such different ways. This ridge traverse was more of a mountaineering outing than a climb. Other routes were adventurous spelunking exursions, or serious multipitch routes. It was also possible to spend the whole trip cragging. Definitely a wonderful place for a vacation. (And so inexpensive too!). Short Trip report now on my blog: WHOAmaria.com. Thank you for your patronage and let me know what you think.
Searching for crimps. We have a serious climbing addiction people. Also, these phone booths smell like literal shit... because there is literal shit inside of them because who uses pay phones anymore we might as well just shit in them. Amiright? WRONG. Throwback to that time we adventured in London. @tearintaren
As follow up to my story and why I was so STOKED! My bootcamps and challenge groups are geared at looking at nutrition and fitness, and helping you to learn how to change your lifestyle to fit your needs and goals. Learning about proper portion control and mix of foods. We also focus on incorporating 30 min workouts most days of the week. With proper meal planning and daily activity…you WILL see results!
And if you have ever thought about helping others with their health fitness goals, you can get discounts and earn some moolah? I would love to be able to help you make an income at coaching like I am! Since coaching I have been able to get my fitness stuff paid for and connected with an amazing group of women. (never thought I'd say that. lol) It's also helped me have less stress, focus more clearly, and be more productive during my day. It takes a bit of hard work and dedication, and if you’re passionate about it - it can be a great source of income! *
The newest program that I mentioned in my story is part strength training, part interval training, and only 4 days/week! What could you achieve over the next 8 weeks? What would you be able to keep doing while training only 4 days per week?!
I've got my coach mentorship starting NOW and the challenge group rolls out MONDAY! *
Click here to get started! https://bit.ly/2lDzRbG
Message me now to learn more! Jcsilsby@gmail.com
#trainhardloveharder #climbtraineatrepeat #workoutsforeverybody #traintoeat #foodisfuel #injuryprevention #inspire #beatyourbest #strongandbeautiful #spreadjoy #fitfam #ladyclimbers #ladyboss #climberlife #tradisrad #keepcalmandcoachon #morelove #womenmakeithappen #itgoes #goals
The day was hot, banter was solid, climbing was hard but psych was high! I couldn’t have asked for a better adventure. I ♥️WY
Picture cred to the talented @krisugarriza
♥️check him out!!
Tonight is our awesome weekly "Ladies Night"!! You will receive ALL of your gear rentals for free with the purchase of a Climbing Pass. You save $9 and can climb from open till close. We are open from 12(noon) - 9pm. Our gym offers Bouldering, Top-Rope, and Lead Climbing. We'll see you Climbing! .
#slidell #nola #louisianaclimbing #climbing_gym #ladyclimbers #ladiesnight
5.14 is still something very abstract to me. Perhaps because it is a goal that I know I'm not willing to accomplish.
But I have never felt more inspired then watching Alice train in the gym and give attempt after attempt on this climb. Working so hard to better herself every go and going for such a lofty goal.
Nothing beats coming down from your send with your lady team truly understanding what that moment means to you.
and I start the ground party for @alicehafer
Better Late than Never. New blog post now up on the Bernia Ridge Traverse (5.7) in Cuesta Blanca, Spain at Whoamaria.com I was blown away about how beautiful this Ridge Traverse is. This climb really shows how just the littleist tiniest bit of climbing skill can open up the whole world. The ridge had a single pitch of bolted 5.7 slab on limestone that most people did in approach shoes. High exposure with bolts wherever you need them. Just looking at the photos of this trip makes me realize how I could spend my whole life in climbing in spain.
This week is pretty busy for me, which is weird because I’m funemployed. I’m sending out my resume to find a big girl job, and like, meal prepping and shit so I can be healthier. I’m trying to be a good adult and it’s hard because all I want to do is climb rocks and live off the land... and by “live off the land” I mean, I’d like 24 hour room service and full body massages because who am I kidding, I’m boujee AF and if I lived in the wilderness I would 100% die of exposure. P.C. @infamouslingling
Couple of climbers getting in on the action at Black Wall over the weekend.
This pic taken at Women’s Glacier Walk is the best review of Arc’teryx Alpine Academy which finished yesterday in Chamonix. Thanks and congrats to all people who made it happen! It was amazing in all aspects - amount of good vibes and positive energy was just mindblowing.
Nope, I still haven’t been climbing...just working non stop. And yes, it is absolutely killing me, thanks for asking!
Maybe by the end of this summer I’ll get back on squamish rock 🙄
Photo by @dylnyethemountainguy
Nina Caprez enyoying great Lyo Food breakast at Portaledge Bivy clinic at Arc’teryx Alpine Academy
I have mixed feelings about monsoon season. ⛈ 🚫🧗🏻♀️ Sorry @brookbriana
guess we hiked to White Pine to experience the joys of feeling the first monsoon at Charleston. 🤷🏻♀️ 📷: @billybobfosho
Got rained out at White Pine! @gnarlygirlfitness
and I hiked all the way up there only to turn right around and hike out with @billybobfosho.
I guess hiking with all your climbing shit is fun... it’s a good thing I love the rain. 🌧
Everybody’s having fun here at Arc’teryx Alpine Academy in Chamonix! Here Silvia Moser enjoying the last steps of Midi Ridge.
Where’s waldo, also known as holy shit I’m real high up there. 🤷🏻♀️ Yesterday I drove to the country house for a few days of recoup before I venture up into Oregon, and last night I slept in a bed, alone, for the first time in something like two months. I slept for 13 hrs. I think I needed a second.. haha. When I woke up I worked 5 hours straight, but only after a little breakfast and a quick stretch. An hour ago my dad showed up and is currently in the next room singing in Arabic. There is no music playing. The reality is: Id really like to be climbing. But I’m not. Because there are no rocks out here in no-mans-land. Instead we’re about to venture into town and see what’s happening on a Friday night in the middle of nowhere. Could be fun? Happy Friday y’all!
Tomorrow another White Pine adventure awaits...🌲🧗🏻♀️ PC: @brookbriana
Joe’s Nose: ✔️Sent, just before blowing out my back 😫 Send me pics of your weekend adventures to look at from my bed of ice and pillows. @v0_hero
thanks for capturing the try-hard.
Just a magical little trailside V7 that I created some unfinished business with on the 4th of July. This problem has me extra motivated because there are two exits - a massive deadpoint move to the left and a much longer ticky tacky finish to the right. Big moves aren’t my strong suit and I kept getting too pumped when trying the right exit, so I’m really psyched to keep training for both of these 😄 #yayclimbing
Also shout out to @ta_c0
for the expert pad jockeying 👌🏼
Is it over yet? Second to last chemo is today. Pretty exciting that I’m almost done but I’m not looking forward to it. The whole cancer experience is like this. I’ve fought in ways I’ve never fought before, which is something to be proud of. But... I never aspired to pick any of these fights so celebrating doesn’t seem very appropriate. When I finish this junk you’ll see tears of relief not joy. I’m still a warrior despite this. Just spitting some truth.
This photo is from yesterday. You know I had to get my climbing in before chemo. Michael and I finally visited the new Movement gym in Denver. It is FANTASTIC. I could spend all day there.
#dynosoarlife #breastcancer #youngadultcancer #breasties #stupidcancer #chemotherapy #chemo #cancer #rockclimbing #ladyclimbers #rockclimbingwomen #climbers #bouldering #warrior
Trying to match on the crimpiest little mc-crimperton is hard as shit. I didn’t get it, but I feel pretty good about how much strength I still have. It’s always inspiring to know that you only suck a little less than you thought. Good climb time with 📷 @gnarlygirlfitness
A little pre weekend stoke courtesy of @mountaingirl8
🏔🏔🏔 Because leading this route was so empowering! I guess it’s why i do it, to push my own limit and see where my body and mind can take me on this vertical dance! What is it that challenges you? 💪: @mountaingirl8
Throwing it back to my first fixed line. I had been shooting climbers from the ground for about 8 months prior, but I was eager to learn how to get those sweet top down shots without killing myself. 📷 @ladylockoff
for the win! I haven’t been back on a fixed line since then because I’m constantly torn between wanting to climb and wanting to shoot when I’m out at the crag, and I can’t climb when I’m hanging from a cliff with my camera. I love being a photographer, but climbing always takes the con.