10 Things I’ve Said About “Your Mother”

1. I’m working Your Mother. 2. If you climb her right, she’s 5.8 slab jugs. 3. I got a new high point on Your Mother. 4. I can make all the moves on Your Mother. 5. Gotta love taking whips on Your Mother. 6. One cannot simply follow Your Mother. 7. Want to do a quick morning…

True Facts About the Second Flatiron

More selfies are taken on the Second Flatiron every year than in the entirety of Yosemite National Park. There are 378 distinct routes up the Second not including linkups. The first ascent of the Second did not include the diving board. The average Boulderite climbs the Second 297 times in their lifespan. Alex Honnold soled…

Every Seasons’ Must Have: A Raincoat

Raincoats are awesome. Not only do the classic yellow ones bring sunny happiness to drizzly days, but they have many uses beyond the obvious keeping your torso, head, and arms dry during precipitation events. Summer is here in Colorado, and so are the afternoon thundershowers. I’m significantly less grumpy getting poured out of Boulder Canyon…

So Who The Heck Writes This Stuff Anyway?

Maybe you’ve read my brief “About” section. Maybe you haven’t. It tells you very little about me. So for those who are curious about who the heck writes this blog, here are some fun facts about this small female. Fun Facts: Age: 22 Height: 5’5″ Ape Index: 0 😦 Current City of Residence: Louisville, Colorado (essentially Boulder)…

The Gym Guide Pyramid: What I Look for in an Indoor Climbing Facility

Living in Boulder, CO, I’m a two mile walk/drive/bike ride from three of the country’s best climbing gyms, four if you count ABC Kids, and a twenty-minute drive from a brand-new EVO Rock + Fitness one town over. Naturally, I’ve visited every gym at least once and have enjoyed slightly different experiences at each. Now, while I’m not here to…

First Impressions of Colorado

After more car repairs than I thought possible for having owned a car for less than two weeks, I finally arrived in Carbondale, Colorado, on Memorial Day. The last four hours of driving, from Denver to Carbondale, were the most beautiful I have seen to date. Denver itself didn’t impress me. Granted, I didn’t exactly take…