All tagged rock climbing
Growing up one of the worst insults that you could hear as a young Black child was, “you're hella white.” Statements like this have motivated me to become an advocate for People of Color (POC) to try things that are not stereotypical.
Transitioning from indoor to outdoor climbing, whether long term or for a weekend trip, can be an intimidating and frustrating process.
I was so ready to throw in the towel. One more catastrophe and I would have lost it.
We had just returned from one of those climbing days that make you question the whole thing. You know what I’m talking about: one of those days where the earth may as well have the mass of Jupiter, as far gravity is concerned.
Imagine waking up on Saturday morning nestled in a forest, with the sound of quivering aspen leaves as the wind blows in from the Wind River Mountain Range. You get out of your tent/truck/van, throw on your puffy (in the middle of June), and inhale the fresh, pine air while your coffee brews.