Training on the Road

One of the reasons we began traveling and living in a van was to be closer to our favorite climbing locations without having to relocate permanently. When we are in a climbing location, we typically climb every other day, giving our bodies enough time to rest and recuperate. When we are climbing, we find that…

Top 5 Questions People Ask Climbers

This post will be touch upon some of the questions that we, as climbers, often get. Lets get started! Whats that on your back? This one is very typical and applies to climbers that boulder. When climbers boulder (climb on boulders,) they will typically be carrying a large object on their back that looks like…

What I’ve learned from Bouldering for Two Years

Well like the title suggests, this post will be about what I have learned as a short female climber that loves to boulder. I have been climbing for 6 years now and have been focusing on bouldering for the past 2 years. I choose to switch to bouldering because of the strength building and strenuous…

Road Trip Update

Whew it’s been awhile. Alex and I have been climbing a lot these days and have been seeing some progress. Let’s start with Bishop, California. We arrived there and spent a week in the Volcanic Tablelands struggling to get up the smooth and at the same time, sharp features on the rock. We did send…

Too Hot for Bishop…

Well just like the title states, Bishop got to be too hot for climbing to be good. The rock felt slick and greasy to touch, which meant that it was time to move on. We left Bishop a little sad because there was still so much to be explored. In fact, a lifetime of exploration…

Flagstaff

After meeting new friends in Joe’s Valley, we decided to revisit Flagstaff and get a taste of the limestone roof climbing out in Priest Draw. We immediately met up with our Joe’s Valley friends and got our bearings. Priest Draw in Flagstaff is a climbing area that only holds roughly 200 climbs. Each roof hold…

Moe’s Valley

Ok, it’s been a really long time since we posted anything. We’ve been getting carried away by our climbing adventures. We’ve been climbing in Utah for about two months now, first at Moe’s Valley in the southwest corner of Utah on the outskirts of Saint George. The second place we dedicated our climbing at was…

Bishop and Red Rock

Well, Bishop was cold with predicted days of snow blowing in. We ended up getting two days of climbing in the Happy’s bouldering area, which is comprised of volcanic rock. Going from Joshua Tree where the climbing is mostly on your feet, our forearm tendons were starting to hurt from the finger intensive pocket climbing…

Joshua Tree

The wind mostly let up a few days into our stay which would ultimately last about two and a half weeks. Hidden Valley Campground is a magical place, the center of Joshua Tree history and climbing culture. Camping is first-come-first-served, but really you have to play the game to get in (unless its the off…

West Coast Bound

There’s not much to say about driving across most of the country. Highways generally aren’t the prettiest. We zigzagged a little bit in order to visit family, and we arrived in Cochise Stronghold on December 29th. We drove about 2,700 miles (another reason why we bought the new sprinter) to get to our first official…