The 40 Year Old Virginian

Born in Virginia and raised in Maryland, I began climbing in Minnesota at the age of 34.  This year, I turned the big 4-Oh my god what am I doing with my life?!?, and set about to test myself with the climber's birthday challenge; climbing the number of routes equal to your age in a single day. Originally … Continue reading The 40 Year Old Virginian

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Taylors Falls Bouldering

I've been climbing for about 6 years now and am predominately a sport climber.  However, I've been slowly developing a love of bouldering over the past couple of years.  This Saturday, I made a run to Taylors Falls with my kids to do a little hiking and to hopefully squeeze in a climb or two. … Continue reading Taylors Falls Bouldering

Kyra Condie – 2014 ABS Youth National Champ Heads to SCS

Today begins the qualifying round of the 2014 SCS (Sport Climbing Series) Open National Championship at Sender One Climbing, Chris Sharma’s gym located in Santa Ana, CA. Once again from Minnesota, Kyra Condie will be competing against the best women sport climbers in the country for the title of Open National Champion.  Last year at … Continue reading Kyra Condie – 2014 ABS Youth National Champ Heads to SCS

Thawing Out in MN with Daylight Saving Climbing

The practice of Daylight Saving Time was observed in most of the country again this past weekend.  On my Facebook feed, there were a lot of statuses (statii?) grumbling about loss of sleep or missed alarms, but then... then came the climbing pictures. Aside from DST kicking in, MN is having its first extended thaw … Continue reading Thawing Out in MN with Daylight Saving Climbing

ABS15 Move of the Comp: Reverse Bathang?

This photo of Sidney Trinidad by Megan Abshire went viral on Facebook during the ABS15 Youth National Championship.  In the background, local MN climber and USA Climbing route setter, Nic O, looks on in amazement. I've just stumbled upon the video behind the photo.  This wasn't the only amazing move Sidney made on this problem, check … Continue reading ABS15 Move of the Comp: Reverse Bathang?