Indecision and Revision

I just got trolled on a social media platform, and I let it influence me enough to do a double take on some of the content I've released lately. The dude pissed me off, but I do not have the adult skills to effectively communicate with words, especially on a public space like the internet. I'm…

Tuesday is the New Saturday

We packed up the car on Monday night and pulled onto the 15-North driving straight to Red Rock Canyon, Nevada. We arrived at the campground in five hours--it was empty--and didn't even set up tents. We dropped our sleeping pads in the dirt under a beautiful star-filled desert sky--the alarm set for 4 a.m.--and slept. We…

North Dome, South Face (2016)

Since my valley season is starting on Monday, I decided that I'd go ahead and contribute a little gallery from last year. I got invited to climb in Yosemite Valley with my first climbing mentor, and go figure it landed right on my birthday--July 7th! This was my first climb in Yosemite valley, and I couldn't have…

Life on a Whim

I'm not sure that it's the climbing that I'm in love with. I think that climbing just helped me find the courage to go outside of my comfort zone. It's been a catalyst. For 25 years of my life I was too scared to live. I was reading The Alchemist a few years back, and there's this…

There’s No Place Like Home

I talk a lot of trash about San Diego, especially when I'm out on the road. It's easy to get overwhelmed by the crowds and the traffic. It didn't used to have this big city feel. It used to have a local feel. I mean, It's always been a tourist destination, but they always left. Eventually they stopped…