Super psyched for @blokfestuk this weekend at @westway_climbing ! It’s been a while since I took part in any climbing competition. Actually, it was over a year ago, where this photo was taken (thanks @dan_barbour_ ). Oh yeah, and last time I took part in one I ended up in a hospital and needed surgery. Oh well. Fingers crossed it goes better this time! 🤞
Ooohhh I'm the king of the swingers oh, the jungle VIP!
Holding the swing on "King of the Swingers 7B+" @ Lakeside Boulders, Burrator... 🌍🏞 Still trying the harder version of this known as "Jungle VIP"... but... It's on like Donkey Kong!
Never had any psych to shoot this boulder before.. not a very pretty boulder in my opinion.. But I’m challenging myself to shoot things I’m not psyched on so I can get better!
Surprisingly psyched on how this turned out! on the climb this boulder was named after, “Sentinel” V2 🤘🏻🤘🏻
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Take me back to the land of endless boulders, climbing, waterfalls and hiking adventures that is Yosemite. It’s such an incredible place! A paradise to outdoor enthusiasts. The meta of climbing. It’s the best feeling in the world standing on top of that boulder or mountain you just climbed with your closest friends. Sweat, blood and passion pouring out with every step along the way. Follow your heart! Get outside and explore. I’m looking forward to Spring and more climbing adventures! Let’s go!! @nicolasinoel @jmah89 🏔
Sometimes there's something more entertaining than Mommy climbing
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Mom don’t you know that sometimes it’s really boring watching you climb 😉
Just wait, it won’t be long until he’s climbing with you and the @kidcobaby go-pod is such a useful tool for bringing baby along with you! What did you find to be the most useful piece of gear for bringing your littles?
We loved the Kidco Peapod tent! .
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Society has us thinking that if we take drastic leaps and risks in order to achieve our dreams, we’re irresponsible, crazy, and selfish.....unless we’re successful, then we’re daring geniuses. There are a lot of people out there who will contribute to this fear by not being supportive. They’ll say things like, “but isn’t that a huge risk?”, “aren’t you worried about X or Y?”, “what if X happens?”. They think they’re doing it to help, but what they’re really doing is taking THEIR own fears and worries and smearing them all over you. They’re terrified that you’ll achieve your dreams because they have spent their lifetime creating a fortress with reasons why they themselves can’t. But the thing is, you’re already perfectly aware of the risks and are probably already scared enough. You don’t need to add other people’s doubts and fears to yours when you’re preparing to grab your dreams by the cahones. What you need is to seek out and surround yourself with others who are supportive and who are also kicking butt. Make friends and hang out with people that will help you rise instead of dragging you down. If you have a friend who is constantly doubting you and telling you you’re going to fail, then maybe that friendship isn’t in your best interest. If a family member always shits on your dreams, don’t talk about your dreams around that family member. To be successful, you need to embody success in every way; including placing yourself in a successful environment. And a lot of your environment is the people you surround yourself with. So choose wisely, because your dreams depend on it. P.S.- everyone should go follow @laura_sabourin16 because she absolutely crushes and is an all-around awesome human, and also @wildwayfarer_ because she is a yogi-runner-badass who will make you love life.
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Throwback to one of the easiest routes I’ve done outside that was also one of my all-time favorite days of climbing. I took my dad up Cathedral peak in late August. He never climbs except for the few times a year when I drag him to the gym, where he flashes 5.11d like an animal (he’s 60!). After taking him up a cruiser multi pitch in Sedona, I decided that we could do Cathedral together. My dad did awesome following me; we had practiced cleaning gear the day before and he didn’t leave a single piece. We had an awesome time in gorgeous weather. When we crested the summit block, the sun was beginning to set, and we noticed a contained forest fire in The Valley below. The smoke masked the sunset in eerie purples, oranges, and dusky blues. It was gorgeous, and very surreal. The colors washed over the surrounding white granite and turned the nearby lakes to molten gold. A warm breeze flitted through the air, and the only sounds were the chirping of birds. We hiked back without our headlamps, the full moon brightening the path like silvery daylight. Back at camp, we were tired but supremely happy. We had a dinner of smoked salmon, cheese, and summer sausage, then passed out at 9pm. I feel peaceful and joyful when I think back on this memory. It was such a perfect day, and such an amazing way for a father and daughter to bond. I feel very grateful to have this with me always. And it goes to show, the best days of climbing aren’t always the ones where you send your project or flash your dream grade. Sometimes it’s the time spent in good company, it’s warm pine needles under bare feet and laughing until you cry with your partner. Sometimes it’s the way the sun streamed though the aspens, or the nearby babbling of a hidden creek. Sometimes it’s just being present in that moment and fully appreciating what IS.
“Life is amazing.
And then it's awful.
And then it's amazing again.
And between the amazing and awful,
It's ordinary, and mundane, and routine.
Breath in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary.
That's just living.
Heart breaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life.
And it's breathtakingly beautiful.” - L.R. Knost
Washington climbing with @brothernathan_
Day 3, Washington Pass continued
Blake Herrington descending after the FFA of Liberty Crack (5.13- IV 1200’) on Liberty Bell with the Wine Spires in the background. Liberty Crack--once Washington Pass’s hardest free climb--had only seen two pinkpoints by Brooke Sandahl (1991) and @mikeylikesrocks (2009) until this year when Blake made its first true redpoint, according to this free climbing game we play. Blake and I both spent several days working on the route, and when the time came, Blake sent, and I was left a bloody right pinky that would not stay in a particular lock no matter how hard I tried. Excuses... Mikey just put up now what is probably the area’s hardest route late this summer on the east face of Liberty Bell. Called “A Slaver to Liberty,” it also clocks in at .13-, but is much more sustained than Liberty Crack. There's definitely room for a lot more development for those who want to put in the time.
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#tbt to some incredible nights in El Cap Meadow last Spring! At the end of each day the teams on the wall would switch on their headlamps - It became a game to follow their progress, while trying to guess which route they were on. How many lights do you count?
Pavel and Gavin the car in the jaw-dropping gorge in El Salto. Our little Gavin is slowly turning into a full grown 4x4 vehicle, getting us trough all those non insured unpaved roads... 🙃
A little late to the game but hope everyone had fun at the #RumblingBald comp! If you’re a local be sure to support @carolinaclimberscoalition to make events like this possible. 👊 @thebrewgirl committing to the scary topout on The Uplifter (V6). 📸 @rob.pryor 😱 #climbnc#climbsouth#bouldering
As usual... you got the best results from a photoshoot when you just start doing some monkey business. And by monkey business with Kuba I mean one hell of a strenght show. Let's be honest - the newest member of @8apl team is for sure one of the strongest climbers I know. It's pretty humbling when you see him for example doing his campus board routine. But in the same time first thing you can think of is that yu want to become as strong as he is! 💪
A shirtless @wednesdaysendsday in the middle of winter? Global warming gave us an early start to rock season with 70 degrees yesterday. Had me feeling both 😑 and 😄 @jcargz shows us his college crag and takes a trip down memory lane on The Great Escape. For the rest of us it was our first time here and I can report that it is an excellent place to learn to take whippers! #shaggcrag#wednesdaysendsday