The Ten Commandments of Bouldering

I. Thou shalt never use thy knees to top out. IIa. Thou shalt wait at least 7 minutes between attempts. IIb. Thou shalt also brush each hold thoroughly before each attempt. III. Thou shalt do anything and everything to climb during perfect temps, including hiking through snowdrifts and climbing by headlamp. IV. Thou shalt not consider anything…

Dirtbag Fun Facts: Numbers and Tips from My Experiment with the “Dirtbag Dream”

For the past two months, my boyfriend, Tommy, and I have been “living the truck-life dirtbag dream”–well trying to at least. In that time we drove from New Hampshire to California and back, sleeping in the back of Tommy’s 2009 Toyota Tacoma, plugging gear, clipping bolts, boulderingĀ and scenic-overlook-bagging. Here are some trip statsĀ and a few…