Sean Foster | JustClimbMN
JustClimbMN has been many things to me, though my attention to it has ebbed and flowed over the years. Predominantly it’s a space for me to document my climbing adventures through video, photography, and blog posts. It has also been a platform for sharing local beta and the accomplishments of Minnesota climbers at home and out in the world.
Finding a passion for climbing in 2008 was a turning point in my life. I feel fortunate to have found the community that came with it and for the opportunities I’ve had to engage with that community.
- Organizer – Twin Cities Rock Climbing Meetup since 2011
- Volunteer – Minnesota Climbing Coop since 2011
- Board Member – Minnesota Climbers Association 2012-2017
- Resource Manager – Minneapolis Bouldering Project since 2017
- AMGA Single Pitch Instructor since 2017
Once upon a time, I thought I would makes lots of videos with local climbers. I have an idea for a climbing show too. If you need an idea guy, I’m your man. If you want to watch JustClimbMN YouTube videos, I’ve got that too.
Below are some higher quality video and film projects that I took part in:
- Jeff’s World from Adventure MN Films; a feature length presentation about the development of a sport climbing crag just across the northern border in Canada.
- The day I redpointed and repeated Sigma in Sandstone, MN after a multi-year battle to break into the world of 5.12 sport climbing.
- One day, I received an email asking if I could skip work the next day to be a part of a Gear Junkie video about bouldering in western MN. My boss said yes! (note: Swede’s Forest is now off limits to climbing per MN DNR)
Photography and Filters
I am also a big fan of taking pictures and usually keep my phone in my pocket just in case someone around me is doing something cool, which they usually are.