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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By the Numbers

Back at work after a long week of birthday travels, I began looking at the climbs from my 40 in the North Forty project.  Here is a quick breakdown: Specifically, here are the 40 climbs that I did (in order) in the North Forty one day this past weekend in honor of my 40th birthday: Route Grade (book) … Continue reading By the Numbers

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