Competition Hiatus

I've been competing for a long time. In fact, I began competing within a month of my first experience in the climbing gym. My first competition was part of the Estes Park Climbing Gym's kids climbing program. It was there that I met some of my earliest and dearest climbing friends, cried after taking my first lead fall,  and discovered my competitive edge after ...

Goodbye Monastery

Most people know, I love the Monastery. The holds are thin, the angle is just off vertical, the scene is quiet, there's a nice warmup hike...I could go on. But more importantly, the Monastery holds a special place in my heart, as it represents a milestone in my growth as a climber and a person. I never knew how to try hard until the first day I visited the ...