I’m all about that lead climb life, but ask me if I’ll ever lead this shitty horrific 5.10a at The Roost... NEVER. I’d rather be a top rope mermaid that lounges on rocks. 🧜🏻♀️
Climb time and no fucks to give. 🤘🏻
Loving this warm weather (even if it is 95 degrees during the day)
Release of the lions (5.11c)!!! I no longer feel my fingertips
Mondaaaayyyyyssss. I wish I could complain about it being Monday, but I’m headed to The Roost to climb and mostly struggle on some hard shit. The stoke is high! Gideeup! P.C. @tearintaren
Happy Earth Day everyone! For me It was spent how it should be - without service and out on desert sandstone with only the most wonderful humans
Flew out from Boston this morning and went for a nice run among the Joshua trees. I can’t wait to climb tomorrow 🧗🏻♀️
Sunset 🌅 over the red rocks
Post-climb views, birdsong, the slowly sinking sun. It's a quiet gratitude kind of afternoon.
Quintessential shot of me doing my first lead climb on a friendly route at Shelf Road. Major props to Harvey for the clipping lesson - "Have you ever held a gun?? Good. It's just like that." - and to @life_unbound_
for the sweet capture as always.
I'm taking an official class this weekend to get all sorts of knowledgeable on lead climbing and be ready to send it through the desert with @travisglysson_adventurer
and company this summer and beyond!
Smiling try hard faces, freaking weirdos... don’t worry everyone, she watched that foot. I know you’re in Greece and all @erikawheeler
, but you can come home now.
The desert is in bloom! Though it’s been super windy here in red rocks, the spring temps for climbing have been pretty ideal and flowering plants are a bonus! Hallelujah climbing season is here 🙌🏼🤗🌸
The weather has been getting warmer, which means it’s almost Charleston time 🙌🏻. I’m stoked to get back up there and see how much I still suck at climbing limestone. #tbt
to taking huge whips and beating the heat. Yay climbing!
Climbing outside on real rock feels so amazing, but what doesn’t feel awesome is the impact we have on these beautiful places. Don’t forget to brush your chalk off! (Especially if you use a ton of chalk like I do) It only takes a couple seconds and makes a huge difference ☺️
How to win at life:
1. work hard
2. complain less
3. listen more
4. try, learn, grow
5. don't let people tell you it cant be done
6. make no excuses
— Germany Kent
Over the weekend some pretty traumatic shit happened to my family, which has made it kind of difficult for me to sleep at night. Yesterday, @haley.sawtelle
gave me a key to her house so I could go and sleep in her dark hippie cave of an apartment. She fed me snacks, made me dinner and bought me a new toothbrush. It’s the little things that count, and I’m really, really thankful. 😭❤️
This weekend I got on my first 5.12b (on TR, let’s be realistic here). It was a STRUGGLE BUS, but at least I know that I still suck at climbing and consistency is key to living a healthy life. Pictured here is not said 5.12b, it’s like a 5.8 or some shit from a year ago. Gotta make those @ladylockoff
photos last me. 😘
New crag did not disappoint!
It’s been a really interesting past couple of weeks, filled with lots of “whys” and “what nows”. Right now: I am so thankful that I have been able to get outside 3 of the 4 past weekends and really clear my head, and spend them with people who make it hard NOT to smile and spend that time climbing. A passion that while brings some of the highest highs, also brings some of the lowest lows. It’s a lifestyle that provides a full spectrum of hard lessons, but can also provide clarity, strength, personal growth and confidence. Climbing is so much more than just climbing, at least to me. — I’m thankful I got to spend a whole weekend with my mom in my new city. — I’m thankful I have such good friends all over who lift me up when life seems unfair. — I also wanted to take this time to let everyone who keeps asking and waiting patiently to hear, that I did NOT get a callback this year for American Ninja Warrior. It’s a hard pill to swallow, especially when I was seconds away from moving on to city finals, and felt I let down all the people who support me. Season 9 left a hunger in me that may never be fed... BUT... I’ll try again next year. Regardless, I am so thankful and lucky that I got a chance to experience ANW! So here’s a big thank you for YOUR support and love!! 📸 @colordiem
Red rocks has welcomed us with classic apocalyptic desert winds 💨👌🏼 still having a blast getting up high though! This place is so rad. Looking down on lauren coming up the money corner pitch of dark shadows
Part 3 of #FurtenbachEverest2018Team
: During our acclimatizing hike today, Kusang and I bumped into the Chinese team here on the North side. They are a friendly bunch. I studied abroad in Beijing in 2005, but my Chinese is very rusty. I really only have a repertoire of about 10 phrases at this point, but it was just enough to have their team convinced I was proficient, if not fluent! We’ll probably see them again, and I’m sure the second round of conversation will blow my cover.
One of their Tibetan expedition leaders told me that they have a big team, 25 members plus Sherpa support. Among them was a Chinese woman named Tracy. First other woman I’ve seen on the mountain or at base camp! With only 10-12% of Everest summiters female (537 have summited according to @alanarnette
, and I can’t find stats on those who attempt), I got pretty pumped when I saw another woman on the mountain! Sisters gotta stick together! Tracy told me that she also met a Belgian woman, whom we may have crossed paths with on our way down. I never thought I’d get so excited to see other women in the mountains, especially because I forget or don’t even notice that I’m the only woman in my team. The guys are cool, so it’s never been a factor on my mind. But when push comes to shove, I’m cheering extra for all the ladies here on #Everest2018
#ChinaEverestTeam #WomenWhoClimb #FemaleClimbers #LadyClimbers #GetItGirl #FurtenbachAdventures #Everest2018 #EverestNorth #EverestBaseCamp #Mountaineering #Climbing #Everest #8000mPeaks
Missing my friends and intimate campfire chat.
Sedona, Sedona, Sedona...
I took zero photos of climbing this weekend and I’m not mad about it. I love being a photographer, but my priority is climbing when I’m out at the crag. I didn’t realize it at the time, but I really needed a day to just hangout, disconnect from society, and climb hard as fuck... seriously, my entire body is sore and it hurts soooo good. So, here’s a post climb selfie of my sunburnt face. Happy Monday friends!
Getting on the sharp end! One of my goals this year is to lead an 11b/c outside and yesterday I lead a couple 10d routes so stoked to getting closer to my goal. Oh, and also took my first (outside) lead fall. Can’t believe I have been so scared. Ugh now I need to take my first trad fall on my own gear 😬.
Rope up bitches. It’s Saturday, and that means climb time. 🤘🏻
Such a fun lead! Everything I love: delicate moves, tricky holds, small crimps, great climbing friends and a beautiful warm sunny day!!!! 📸 @alohagail
I hope there's sunshine and sending for you this weekend!
Taking votes - should we climb at Vantage or in Leavenworth on Monday and Tuesday?
Brick walls are there for a reason. Brick walls are not there to keep us out. Brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. Because brick walls are there to stop the people who don’t want it badly enough. They’re there to stop the other people. — Randy Pausch
happy Friday, people! Hulk smash some obstacles, and get amongst it!
One of my favorite things is getting to watch my friends and climbing partners push their limits and take on challenges. @b__licious
did just that and wore a smile on her face!!!
I haven’t unpacked my suitcase in 2 years, but I don’t have a gypsy soul.
Family, (both blood and chosen) and the quiet desert I grew up in are very important to me, and I am constantly drawn back to it, and the grounding foundation it provides. Exploration is always the focus. But what about our roots? The more I grow, the deeper mine become. Thanks @sammycam
for grabbing this moment.
Granite cracks and sunny skies 😻
Blue, breezy, Bri. Alliterations are fun, and climbing is even better. @gnarlygirlfitness
looking effortlessly strong AF.