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2021 Reflections and 2022 Goals

2021 Reflections and 2022 Goals

Raise your hand if you like to geek out over climbing stats this time of year?!? I know I do. It’s fun to look back and see what I accomplished versus what I didn’t quite get to, and then use that information to make new goals for the next year. 2021 was a year of ups and downs for me. I sent a lot of routes that were meaningful to me, and also took almost all of the fall season to fail on something that also very meaningful to me. I was blessed to be able to get 48 days…Read the rest of this entry →

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2020 Vision

2020 Vision

2020 Vision…did you catch my pun?¬† ūüėȬ† 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 →

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2019 Year in Review

2019 Year in Review

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 →

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Tweakend for the Weekend

Tweakend for the Weekend

“Mommy, what’s ‘bolt to bolting’ mean?” my 9 year old son asked me.¬† I hadn’t realized he had been listening to my conversation.¬† I was lounging at the base of the cliff, trying to summon the energy to give my project one last go before hiking out.¬† I was exhausted.¬† It had been a roller coaster of a day, hiking in to find ourselves in the midst of a foggy, misty drizzle that had made our slab warm-up a lot more exciting than we’d wanted.¬† Surprisingly enough, however, conditions on the 12 wall were primo.¬† The routes were steep enough…Read the rest of this entry →

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Spring Climbing Grand Finale…and Time for a Break!

Spring Climbing Grand Finale…and Time for a Break!

If you’ve been hanging around this blog for a while, you may be aware that our family generally takes a break from climbing twice a year, during the “off season.”¬†¬†I put that in¬†quotes for the term off season because here in the Southeast, it’s actually pretty easy to climb year round, so long as you chase sun/shade effectively.¬† In fact, some of my best¬† climbing days have been on a sunny winter day, or a cool cloudy day in late summer.¬† But generally speaking, prime conditions for climbing on a rope tend to happen during spring and fall.¬† That means…Read the rest of this entry →

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