I have basically forgotten that this blog exists. It’s crazy to look back at it though and see Scientia starting and being reminded of the joy of discovering that we had a ton of local climbs that I had just never known about. I started climbing in the Santa Monicas in 2011 right before the […]
This will be a bit of a photo dump, with a little update on whats the what right now. We moved to Kachina. We have a backyard, so I built a woody. I’ve been climbing and exploring with Matt Gentile a bit more recently. We live real close to the […]
Seems as though all of us have been out doing what we want. Suzu came back with some insights that I, as having never competed in a comp, never thought about. It makes me quite happy to see her come back here and ask some hard questions, provoke some big thoughts, and demand some action. […]
The last time I wrote a blog was while I was living in France and exploring Europe and its climbing. Since then I haven’t been very inspired to blog about climbing, due in part, to finishing school, a year of student teaching, relocating, looking for meaningful work and starting a new life. In […]
Been a bit. a lot has happened. injuries. heartbreak. drinking. moving, quitting. recovering. healing. alpine climbing. Ice climbing. In August I took a trip to the wind river range to climb and try and establish a new line on mount hooker. It was a trip of firsts for me. first ascents, first time catching a […]
I’m still tripping out about this ascent a little. So amped I didn’t blow up my shoulder again
Long time since I’ve been round these parts. Things are the same, but different; I have a full time job now, thanks to a good pal. I’ve been training like mad. I’ve climbed a few things. I almost blew up an ankle in Colorado (cursed). The seasons are changing and that has everyone excited […]
It’s been super hot which has led to decreased motivation and some nighttime and naked climbing sessions….
Went to Joe’s Valley last week for spring break. Brought the camera. Never took it out. Got a few videos though (thanks iPhone). Here ya go.
It’s been a couple of months I guess. Mainly been focusing on the LA county bouldering guidebook recently so there’s been lots of days of making maps and taking photos of blank boulders and coming back home to draw lines all over them. Got a few areas completed already and I’m pretty amped on how […]
Looking to try a new line, after some raving opinions, I went out yesterday to the hinterlands with Thomas and Matt. They had both put a session in on the problem earlier this week, and Thomas had pointedly come out the day before and put it down, dubbing it The Banquet. I managed to put it […]
When the semester ended Dayna and I headed back to Kansas and Missouri with aims to climb on one specific roof, outside of Springfield, Missouri, and in Arkansas. One of the two actually came to fruition. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Before we left, I made some alterations to my vehicle. While I have […]
The Los Angeles sector of this thing has been pretty stagnant for the past few months and I apologize for that. It’s been a combination of laziness in terms of taking my camera out or uploading pictures and just not getting a ton due to kids and other responsibilities. This is the new year though […]
I found myself immersed in a landscape of insatiable red, bisected by a flowing emerald river, speckled with the pastels of shrubs under a sponge painted sky. Moab. Just me and my pup Lucy. Van dwelling and rock climbing. I have been fortunate enough to be gainfully unemployed a few months out of the past […]