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  • December 06, 2018

My first international competition season

 After a few years of just climbing for fun I started to take it more seriously. It went from being a hobby to something my whole life revolved around, and still is. I went down the path of competitions. They aren’t for everyone, but I enjoyed them. However, my results were far from where I wanted them to be;...

  • October 18, 2018

A Complicated Relationship

“I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear.” ~ Nelson Mandela   I never went to Moore’s Wall when I was dating an experienced trad-climber. The elusive North Carolina trad-heaven became a storied destination in my...

  • September 21, 2018

Musings from a Granite Playground

Why do we climb mountains? An ageless question — one that infiltrates the mind of every climber to some degree. Many great climbers have pondered this, often arriving at diminutive answers that neither dull the selfishness of the act, nor justify its consequences. Especially within the realm of mountaineering where physical labor and suffering persist alongside the sheer joy that...

  • August 24, 2018

Embracing your female climber body

Often times, I glance around the gym or crag and feel uncomfortable with how I look. In reality, I have a nearly perfect physique for excelling as a climber - I’m 5’11” and very skinny. I’ve always looked this way, minus the bulky shoulders, but I’ve also always been self conscious about my appearance, posture, clothing, my whole image, really....

  • August 03, 2018

Finding Your Strengths in Climbing

It’s easy in the diverse sport of rock climbing to compare yourselves to others, whether it’s professional climbers on Instagram or members of your own community. The reality is that everyone has their unique strengths in climbing and that almost everyone will approach a climb in their own way. Finding your own unique strength in climbing means to stop comparing...


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