13 Reasons to Get Psyched on Bouldering

I used to strongly identify as a sport climber. Routes had magical things called footholds and a grading system that started at a friendly 5.5, which made me feel significantly better about sending 5.10c than I did about sending V1 when the bouldering scale starts at V0. I also associated bouldering with snow-covered, footless Pawtuckaway State Park, where I spent…

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…