We all have setbacks. Over the past year I’ve watched several climbing partners and friends being forced to take at least two months off from climbing. Between shoulder pain, surgeries, accidents, and finger injuries to mention a few… I can’t help but think it’s just a matter of time before it’s my turn. Last Sunday […]

Two days ago I called my aunt June who lives in northern Idaho and learned that my pony, Hershey’s Kiss, passed away earlier that day. I’ve never cried so hard in my life-  not even after my mom died. Hershey was everything to me throughout my childhood and adolescent years.  I got him for my […]

It’s been a year of firsts for me in the world of climbing. This spring I was able to send my first trad 5.13, learn how to bolt, and climb my very first FA (first ascent) in the wild west of the Green River in Utah. I am happy to announce I’ve added a new […]

I was sixteen and it was homecoming.  I knew tonight would be the big night.  Frankly I just wanted it to be over with and I was tired of missing out on all the hoop-la. He was a swimmer and we ran cross country together.  What I remember most about him was his unusually good […]

Despite the passing of Amendment 64 which legalized marijuana here in Colorado, Musta Been High refers to a rock climb- not the green stuff. Some might say I Musta Been High to climb this route, but I did not take advantage of our local Cannabis dispensaries.  Musta Been High is a traditional climb in Eldorado Canyon […]

Chris and I have been spending our time in Las Vegas for the past two weeks.  We came down for the 11th Annual Red Rock Rendezvous, a climber’s festival, and of course to see family and friends.  My brother, my niece, one of my cousins, and dear family friends (my pseudo family) still live in […]

Beautiful girls, snow-kissed mountains, red wine, and creamy tiramisu.  Believe the hype- life doesn’t get any better than this… This is Italy. Chris and I were climbing in Geyikbayiri, Turkey, for the last leg of our trip, when I got an email from one of the most bellissima woman of climbing: Daila Ojeda. She and […]

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