I just got back from an awesome trip to Bishop and Yosemite! Bishop was a very humbling climbing experience. The sheer magnitude of the monstrous boulders scattered across the hillside was inspiring, yet at the same time very daunting. I got to see legendary giants like Grandpa and Grandma Peabody boulders, who stand like sentinels just around a rocky hillside towering above all that surround. (They’re over 50 feet tall!) Yosemite was a completely different experience than what I am used to. We ended up pulling off the side of the road in a random area, looking for untouched boulders to send. We ended up finding a big round boulder with slopey huecos that I had the pleasure of getting the First Ascent on. I called it “Movie Night.” This trip however wasn’t a climbing trip. It was a trip to spend time with good friends, to find new adventures, as well as revisit old ones. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, and we all learned something new about ourselves out there. But the most special moment for me was sharing my climbing passion with Justin and Adam, and showing how much of an art form it is. I just got back from an awesome trip to Bishop and Yosemite! Bishop was a very humbling climbing experience. The sheer magnitude of the monstrous boulders scattered across the hillside was inspiring, yet at the same time very daunting. I got to see legendary giants like Grandpa and Grandma Peabody boulders, who stand like sentinels just around a rocky hillside towering above all that surround. (They’re over 50 feet tall!) Yosemite was a completely different experience than what I am used to. We ended up pulling off the side of the road in a random area, looking for untouched boulders to send. We ended up finding a big round boulder with slopey huecos that I had the pleasure of getting the First Ascent on. I called it “Movie Night.” This trip however wasn’t a climbing trip. It was a trip to spend time with good friends, to find new adventures, as well as revisit old ones. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, and we all learned something new about ourselves out there. But the most special moment for me was sharing my climbing passion with Justin and Adam, and showing how much of an art form it is. I just got back from an awesome trip to Bishop and Yosemite! Bishop was a very humbling climbing experience. The sheer magnitude of the monstrous boulders scattered across the hillside was inspiring, yet at the same time very daunting. I got to see legendary giants like Grandpa and Grandma Peabody boulders, who stand like sentinels just around a rocky hillside towering above all that surround. (They’re over 50 feet tall!) Yosemite was a completely different experience than what I am used to. We ended up pulling off the side of the road in a random area, looking for untouched boulders to send. We ended up finding a big round boulder with slopey huecos that I had the pleasure of getting the First Ascent on. I called it “Movie Night.” This trip however wasn’t a climbing trip. It was a trip to spend time with good friends, to find new adventures, as well as revisit old ones. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, and we all learned something new about ourselves out there. But the most special moment for me was sharing my climbing passion with Justin and Adam, and showing how much of an art form it is. I just got back from an awesome trip to Bishop and Yosemite! Bishop was a very humbling climbing experience. The sheer magnitude of the monstrous boulders scattered across the hillside was inspiring, yet at the same time very daunting. I got to see legendary giants like Grandpa and Grandma Peabody boulders, who stand like sentinels just around a rocky hillside towering above all that surround. (They’re over 50 feet tall!) Yosemite was a completely different experience than what I am used to. We ended up pulling off the side of the road in a random area, looking for untouched boulders to send. We ended up finding a big round boulder with slopey huecos that I had the pleasure of getting the First Ascent on. I called it “Movie Night.” This trip however wasn’t a climbing trip. It was a trip to spend time with good friends, to find new adventures, as well as revisit old ones. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, and we all learned something new about ourselves out there. But the most special moment for me was sharing my climbing passion with Justin and Adam, and showing how much of an art form it is.

I just got back from an awesome trip to Bishop and Yosemite! Bishop was a very humbling climbing experience. The sheer magnitude of the monstrous boulders scattered across the hillside was inspiring, yet at the same time very daunting. I got to see legendary giants like Grandpa and Grandma Peabody boulders, who stand like sentinels just around a rocky hillside towering above all that surround. (They’re over 50 feet tall!) Yosemite was a completely different experience than what I am used to. We ended up pulling off the side of the road in a random area, looking for untouched boulders to send. We ended up finding a big round boulder with slopey huecos that I had the pleasure of getting the First Ascent on. I called it “Movie Night.” This trip however wasn’t a climbing trip. It was a trip to spend time with good friends, to find new adventures, as well as revisit old ones. We all have different strengths and weaknesses, and we all learned something new about ourselves out there. But the most special moment for me was sharing my climbing passion with Justin and Adam, and showing how much of an art form it is.

Another day at Tramway! Today I explored a little more than what I normally do, searching for something new. I made this day one where I wasn’t concerned about how high the grade was, and just started climbing things that looked really fun to climb. I also got to try out my new Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack! It’s a super rad pack. Not too big, not too small, plenty of thingamajiggies and compartments for all of my climbing toys. Of course I had to take one of my standard “crazy face” shots. Another day at Tramway! Today I explored a little more than what I normally do, searching for something new. I made this day one where I wasn’t concerned about how high the grade was, and just started climbing things that looked really fun to climb. I also got to try out my new Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack! It’s a super rad pack. Not too big, not too small, plenty of thingamajiggies and compartments for all of my climbing toys. Of course I had to take one of my standard “crazy face” shots. Another day at Tramway! Today I explored a little more than what I normally do, searching for something new. I made this day one where I wasn’t concerned about how high the grade was, and just started climbing things that looked really fun to climb. I also got to try out my new Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack! It’s a super rad pack. Not too big, not too small, plenty of thingamajiggies and compartments for all of my climbing toys. Of course I had to take one of my standard “crazy face” shots. Another day at Tramway! Today I explored a little more than what I normally do, searching for something new. I made this day one where I wasn’t concerned about how high the grade was, and just started climbing things that looked really fun to climb. I also got to try out my new Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack! It’s a super rad pack. Not too big, not too small, plenty of thingamajiggies and compartments for all of my climbing toys. Of course I had to take one of my standard “crazy face” shots. Another day at Tramway! Today I explored a little more than what I normally do, searching for something new. I made this day one where I wasn’t concerned about how high the grade was, and just started climbing things that looked really fun to climb. I also got to try out my new Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack! It’s a super rad pack. Not too big, not too small, plenty of thingamajiggies and compartments for all of my climbing toys. Of course I had to take one of my standard “crazy face” shots. Another day at Tramway! Today I explored a little more than what I normally do, searching for something new. I made this day one where I wasn’t concerned about how high the grade was, and just started climbing things that looked really fun to climb. I also got to try out my new Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack! It’s a super rad pack. Not too big, not too small, plenty of thingamajiggies and compartments for all of my climbing toys. Of course I had to take one of my standard “crazy face” shots.

Another day at Tramway! Today I explored a little more than what I normally do, searching for something new. I made this day one where I wasn’t concerned about how high the grade was, and just started climbing things that looked really fun to climb. I also got to try out my new Black Diamond Axis 33 Pack! It’s a super rad pack. Not too big, not too small, plenty of thingamajiggies and compartments for all of my climbing toys. Of course I had to take one of my standard “crazy face” shots.

Sooo close! After a long day of outdoor climbing yesterday, I went to sender one this morning and worked this V8. I got to the last two moves but I still have a complete lack of power from all day climbing yesterday! I’m going to give it all I’ve got tomorrow. This will be a huge moment for me!

Stoked to have sent this V6 yesterday! Overhang with tiny crimps and slots, working right to a good shelf and a big move to the top.

Awesome time at the grand opening of Sender One! Got a few pics up here. Courtney Sanders being a champion, myself getting my send on, and Chris Sharma easily sending a 5.14b! I will piece together a video soon! Super motivating! Awesome time at the grand opening of Sender One! Got a few pics up here. Courtney Sanders being a champion, myself getting my send on, and Chris Sharma easily sending a 5.14b! I will piece together a video soon! Super motivating! Awesome time at the grand opening of Sender One! Got a few pics up here. Courtney Sanders being a champion, myself getting my send on, and Chris Sharma easily sending a 5.14b! I will piece together a video soon! Super motivating! Awesome time at the grand opening of Sender One! Got a few pics up here. Courtney Sanders being a champion, myself getting my send on, and Chris Sharma easily sending a 5.14b! I will piece together a video soon! Super motivating! Awesome time at the grand opening of Sender One! Got a few pics up here. Courtney Sanders being a champion, myself getting my send on, and Chris Sharma easily sending a 5.14b! I will piece together a video soon! Super motivating! Awesome time at the grand opening of Sender One! Got a few pics up here. Courtney Sanders being a champion, myself getting my send on, and Chris Sharma easily sending a 5.14b! I will piece together a video soon! Super motivating! Awesome time at the grand opening of Sender One! Got a few pics up here. Courtney Sanders being a champion, myself getting my send on, and Chris Sharma easily sending a 5.14b! I will piece together a video soon! Super motivating!

Awesome time at the grand opening of Sender One! Got a few pics up here. Courtney Sanders being a champion, myself getting my send on, and Chris Sharma easily sending a 5.14b! I will piece together a video soon! Super motivating!

Here’s to another perfect day at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway! Today I revisited a tall slab with tiny knobs, but this time climbed it without any difficulty at all. I like tall things…even though they are rather terrifying. I seem to be landing myself in the “point of no return” more often. The point where you realize how high up you are, and its too late to jump so you have to suck it up and pull over the top. On the climb shown in the first photo, I reached the top and hung there for a while in that “point of no return” and a bunch of thoughts were flying through my mind a million miles per hour. Thinking to myself, for sure it’s too late to bail? Theres nothing to hold onto up here. I don’t even know how to crack climb, why am I up here? Wait I can do this. I’m going to do this. I hung on and calmed my nerves for a bit, and pressed upwards. What a great feeling to overcome these doubts! Here’s to another perfect day at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway! Today I revisited a tall slab with tiny knobs, but this time climbed it without any difficulty at all. I like tall things…even though they are rather terrifying. I seem to be landing myself in the “point of no return” more often. The point where you realize how high up you are, and its too late to jump so you have to suck it up and pull over the top. On the climb shown in the first photo, I reached the top and hung there for a while in that “point of no return” and a bunch of thoughts were flying through my mind a million miles per hour. Thinking to myself, for sure it’s too late to bail? Theres nothing to hold onto up here. I don’t even know how to crack climb, why am I up here? Wait I can do this. I’m going to do this. I hung on and calmed my nerves for a bit, and pressed upwards. What a great feeling to overcome these doubts! Here’s to another perfect day at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway! Today I revisited a tall slab with tiny knobs, but this time climbed it without any difficulty at all. I like tall things…even though they are rather terrifying. I seem to be landing myself in the “point of no return” more often. The point where you realize how high up you are, and its too late to jump so you have to suck it up and pull over the top. On the climb shown in the first photo, I reached the top and hung there for a while in that “point of no return” and a bunch of thoughts were flying through my mind a million miles per hour. Thinking to myself, for sure it’s too late to bail? Theres nothing to hold onto up here. I don’t even know how to crack climb, why am I up here? Wait I can do this. I’m going to do this. I hung on and calmed my nerves for a bit, and pressed upwards. What a great feeling to overcome these doubts! Here’s to another perfect day at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway! Today I revisited a tall slab with tiny knobs, but this time climbed it without any difficulty at all. I like tall things…even though they are rather terrifying. I seem to be landing myself in the “point of no return” more often. The point where you realize how high up you are, and its too late to jump so you have to suck it up and pull over the top. On the climb shown in the first photo, I reached the top and hung there for a while in that “point of no return” and a bunch of thoughts were flying through my mind a million miles per hour. Thinking to myself, for sure it’s too late to bail? Theres nothing to hold onto up here. I don’t even know how to crack climb, why am I up here? Wait I can do this. I’m going to do this. I hung on and calmed my nerves for a bit, and pressed upwards. What a great feeling to overcome these doubts!

Here’s to another perfect day at Palm Springs Aerial Tramway! Today I revisited a tall slab with tiny knobs, but this time climbed it without any difficulty at all. I like tall things…even though they are rather terrifying. I seem to be landing myself in the “point of no return” more often. The point where you realize how high up you are, and its too late to jump so you have to suck it up and pull over the top. On the climb shown in the first photo, I reached the top and hung there for a while in that “point of no return” and a bunch of thoughts were flying through my mind a million miles per hour. Thinking to myself, for sure it’s too late to bail? Theres nothing to hold onto up here. I don’t even know how to crack climb, why am I up here? Wait I can do this. I’m going to do this. I hung on and calmed my nerves for a bit, and pressed upwards. What a great feeling to overcome these doubts!

Although its not about climbing, or the outdoors really, I wanted to share this good time Diana and I had at the pool. This is the first time I got to play with the GoPro underwater.

Here is a video of yesterday’s bouldering. I also included some falls at the end!

What an awesome day of climbing! I worked out a few problems that were MUCH taller than I am used to. Doing these helps exercise how I deal with fear, and helps find confidence hidden within the tiny cracks in the rock, barely reachable by the very tips of my fingers. When you’re up 25 feet off the ground with no ropes, and no one around to even call for help if you slam and break a leg, you become paralyzed before you even come off the rock. Its funny how the slightest adjustment can give you confidence to take the next step in the ascent. In the first photograph, there are virtually no places to secure a foot, so it was all about standing on micro flakes thinner than a slice of cardboard. I had to get a high left foot up, and failed repeatedly. I managed to find the confidence in the smallest right hand micro crimp that was probably about as thick as a quarter, that just ever so slightly shifted my balance to the right, which helped me secure that high left foot. My last trip to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was all about technical maneuvers, and powerful micro crimps. This trip was all about facing my fears and overcoming the barriers that hold me back. It was a success. What an awesome day of climbing! I worked out a few problems that were MUCH taller than I am used to. Doing these helps exercise how I deal with fear, and helps find confidence hidden within the tiny cracks in the rock, barely reachable by the very tips of my fingers. When you’re up 25 feet off the ground with no ropes, and no one around to even call for help if you slam and break a leg, you become paralyzed before you even come off the rock. Its funny how the slightest adjustment can give you confidence to take the next step in the ascent. In the first photograph, there are virtually no places to secure a foot, so it was all about standing on micro flakes thinner than a slice of cardboard. I had to get a high left foot up, and failed repeatedly. I managed to find the confidence in the smallest right hand micro crimp that was probably about as thick as a quarter, that just ever so slightly shifted my balance to the right, which helped me secure that high left foot. My last trip to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was all about technical maneuvers, and powerful micro crimps. This trip was all about facing my fears and overcoming the barriers that hold me back. It was a success. What an awesome day of climbing! I worked out a few problems that were MUCH taller than I am used to. Doing these helps exercise how I deal with fear, and helps find confidence hidden within the tiny cracks in the rock, barely reachable by the very tips of my fingers. When you’re up 25 feet off the ground with no ropes, and no one around to even call for help if you slam and break a leg, you become paralyzed before you even come off the rock. Its funny how the slightest adjustment can give you confidence to take the next step in the ascent. In the first photograph, there are virtually no places to secure a foot, so it was all about standing on micro flakes thinner than a slice of cardboard. I had to get a high left foot up, and failed repeatedly. I managed to find the confidence in the smallest right hand micro crimp that was probably about as thick as a quarter, that just ever so slightly shifted my balance to the right, which helped me secure that high left foot. My last trip to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was all about technical maneuvers, and powerful micro crimps. This trip was all about facing my fears and overcoming the barriers that hold me back. It was a success. What an awesome day of climbing! I worked out a few problems that were MUCH taller than I am used to. Doing these helps exercise how I deal with fear, and helps find confidence hidden within the tiny cracks in the rock, barely reachable by the very tips of my fingers. When you’re up 25 feet off the ground with no ropes, and no one around to even call for help if you slam and break a leg, you become paralyzed before you even come off the rock. Its funny how the slightest adjustment can give you confidence to take the next step in the ascent. In the first photograph, there are virtually no places to secure a foot, so it was all about standing on micro flakes thinner than a slice of cardboard. I had to get a high left foot up, and failed repeatedly. I managed to find the confidence in the smallest right hand micro crimp that was probably about as thick as a quarter, that just ever so slightly shifted my balance to the right, which helped me secure that high left foot. My last trip to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was all about technical maneuvers, and powerful micro crimps. This trip was all about facing my fears and overcoming the barriers that hold me back. It was a success. What an awesome day of climbing! I worked out a few problems that were MUCH taller than I am used to. Doing these helps exercise how I deal with fear, and helps find confidence hidden within the tiny cracks in the rock, barely reachable by the very tips of my fingers. When you’re up 25 feet off the ground with no ropes, and no one around to even call for help if you slam and break a leg, you become paralyzed before you even come off the rock. Its funny how the slightest adjustment can give you confidence to take the next step in the ascent. In the first photograph, there are virtually no places to secure a foot, so it was all about standing on micro flakes thinner than a slice of cardboard. I had to get a high left foot up, and failed repeatedly. I managed to find the confidence in the smallest right hand micro crimp that was probably about as thick as a quarter, that just ever so slightly shifted my balance to the right, which helped me secure that high left foot. My last trip to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was all about technical maneuvers, and powerful micro crimps. This trip was all about facing my fears and overcoming the barriers that hold me back. It was a success. What an awesome day of climbing! I worked out a few problems that were MUCH taller than I am used to. Doing these helps exercise how I deal with fear, and helps find confidence hidden within the tiny cracks in the rock, barely reachable by the very tips of my fingers. When you’re up 25 feet off the ground with no ropes, and no one around to even call for help if you slam and break a leg, you become paralyzed before you even come off the rock. Its funny how the slightest adjustment can give you confidence to take the next step in the ascent. In the first photograph, there are virtually no places to secure a foot, so it was all about standing on micro flakes thinner than a slice of cardboard. I had to get a high left foot up, and failed repeatedly. I managed to find the confidence in the smallest right hand micro crimp that was probably about as thick as a quarter, that just ever so slightly shifted my balance to the right, which helped me secure that high left foot. My last trip to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was all about technical maneuvers, and powerful micro crimps. This trip was all about facing my fears and overcoming the barriers that hold me back. It was a success.

What an awesome day of climbing! I worked out a few problems that were MUCH taller than I am used to. Doing these helps exercise how I deal with fear, and helps find confidence hidden within the tiny cracks in the rock, barely reachable by the very tips of my fingers. When you’re up 25 feet off the ground with no ropes, and no one around to even call for help if you slam and break a leg, you become paralyzed before you even come off the rock. Its funny how the slightest adjustment can give you confidence to take the next step in the ascent. In the first photograph, there are virtually no places to secure a foot, so it was all about standing on micro flakes thinner than a slice of cardboard. I had to get a high left foot up, and failed repeatedly. I managed to find the confidence in the smallest right hand micro crimp that was probably about as thick as a quarter, that just ever so slightly shifted my balance to the right, which helped me secure that high left foot. My last trip to Palm Springs Aerial Tramway was all about technical maneuvers, and powerful micro crimps. This trip was all about facing my fears and overcoming the barriers that hold me back. It was a success.