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 […]

For the past two weeks, Chris and I have been enjoying a new place to us both.  We have been rock climbing in a small village called Geyikbayiri in southwest Turkey. We joined up with our friends Paige Claassen and Jon Glassberg who are on a nine month tour around the world for Lead Now, […]


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