2020 Vision…did you catch my pun? 😉 A little dad joke-ish, but I thought it was fun. Eyesight jokes aside, however, it’s time for a list of climbing goals for the new year! As always, these goals are subject to change as the rest of the year unfolds. But looking ahead, this is what I’m aiming for in 2020. FINISH THE 12 WALL AT HAWKSBILL: There are 3 routes left unsent for me on the 5.12 wall at Middle Hawksbill, and I would love to finish out the wall. The first one, Manifest Destiny 12b, is the only one of…Read the rest of this entry →
Category Archives: Reflections
Musings on life based on my personal experiences.
As I sat down to write out my climbing goals for 2020, I realized that despite a lot of personal reflection on my 2019 accomplishments, I never really summed things up on the blog, particularly when it came to projects from this past fall. Even though I stopped writing here long about the time the weather got good, I actually got out a lot this fall, so there’s lots to catch up on! One of my main goals for this year was to establish a firmer grip in the 12+ arena, particularly at the New. Aside from the stray 13…Read the rest of this entry →
“Well, this sure is some slip-sliding fun!” I said with my best fake smile to both of my kids as we made our way down the gully to the base of the cliff. We’d been hiking for about an hour along a trail that featured a steep incline, several hundred wooden steps, and LOTS of wet leaves. Our pace had been slow but consistent, in a cold, misty drizzle that didn’t look like it had any intention of letting up any time soon, despite what the radar/forecast showed on my phone. We were on our way to meet up with…Read the rest of this entry →
In my tick list for 2016 I stated that one of my main goals was to “focus more on the process than crossing something off the list.” And by that I meant that I wanted to be more picky in the routes that I invest extra time on, choosing quality over quantity. At the end of 2015 I found myself easily frustrated at the amount of routes I had “unfinished business” on. Our family’s climb time is at a premium, and the logistics of getting back to certain climbs with an extra partner often ends up being a crux. So this year I made…Read the rest of this entry →
For our family this year, the holidays have involved sharing a little more with each other than we had intended – our winter break started with a stomach virus that violently ransacked it’s way through our entire household in a matter of hours. The next two weeks were a blur of family, friends, and Christmas cookies…LOTS of Christmas cookies. As far as climbing goes, we did manage to squeeze in a few days at the gym here and there, as well as a laidback day outside on the first day of 2016. But overall the ratio of Christmas cookies to climbing…Read the rest of this entry →