October 2014: My Top Five

My Top 5 Locations would be: Leavenworth, WA – First place I bouldered outside. Everything from overhanging compression to techy faces, the canyons are packed with classics! Be sure to check out The Fridge Center (v4) and Lion’s Den (V9). Fontainebleau, France – Go vulnerable and you’ll leave a better climber. So much to focus […]

Stories Behind the Photos: South Africa

Traveler’s Rest Well, we are in the middle of farm land surrounded by mountains littered with boulders. Sheep are our neighbors, and the cows break our water pipes when they step on them! Elandsbaai Beach Misty days on the beach led to exploration and fresh food! Arjan knew of this sought after surfing spot at […]


Ten minutes from the boulders, forty from the beach. Fresh gourmet seafood entres for less than $10 and rooibos everywhere we go. Not to mention all the gymnastic style boulders surrounded by valleys of untouched rock. Tis is Afrika! I arrived in Cape Town mid June to meet up with Kasia, Jimmy, and Daniel. We […]

VIDEO: EpicTV’s Tales from the Forest Part 2

Check out Part 2 of EpicTV’s Tales from the Forest featuring me fighting one of the hardest mid grade highball arétes in the classic bouldering spot of Fontainebleau. This slopey, balancey, beast is very technical and extremely physically demanding. On the last day, dripping blood, and taped up like a mummy, I finally got the […]