Tuesday, December 30

two thousand fifteen

A day or two more of 2014. It was by all means an important year for me. My best year of climbing. I made countless new friends. Saw dozens of new places. I set foot in the Atlantic, Pacific, Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean. A dozen countries. Many states. Many, many miles on the truck, many more in the air. 

I'm overwhelmingly grateful for this past year, and I'm ambitious to make the next year better yet. Thanks to everyone in the community for the support, for the belays, for the spot to crash, for the food, for the welcome and for the laughs. I hope that for all of you, the next lap around the sun is wild and heart opening and inspiring and crazy and safe and enlightening and fun as hell. 

Below are a few of the in-between moments from my camera in 2014. 

Cheers to the good life and happy New Year! 


Monday, December 8

something different

Climbing is everything to me. So much so, that it overwhelms nearly every aspect of my life, my plans and my goals and so forth. It's something of a tragedy in some ways because I'm so passionate about all kinds of traveling and yet I really only visit climbing destinations.

On top of that, I find it hard to rest because my stoke has a tendency to also be overwhelming. Last year I started what I hope will be a tradition of me briefly breaking away from my climbing and also getting to explore a little bit without the sole purpose of sending hanging over my head. 

Anyways. It was really nice. I went to Japan and Indonesia and Singapore. It was crazy and it was hot and it was totally unreasonable, but it was awesome and I feel very ready to get back to my climbing now. Here are a some images from the long week. 

Now for a long journey back to Colorado, and the beginning of my winter training routine... onward!