A lot of my climbing friends make fun of hiking. They don’t understand why you would want to spend hours walking uphill without the reward of a rock face waiting at the end. “It’s just a never-ending approach,” I’ve heard. “It’s like you’re walking to the climbing, but you never get to climb.” … More My First Ecuadventure: Hiking Rucu Pichincha
Have you ever thought to yourself, “I sure could use a few watercolor maps of my favorite Southeast crags, beautiful enough to hang on my wall but durable enough to survive the approach?” Well, now you have. Introducing: Creative Crag. … More Watercolor Magic: The boulderfield beauty of Creative Crag
Bloggers like myself pass the Liebster Award around the Internet to help their Internet friends find new blogs to read.
The lovely Misotravelsandclimbs nominated me and asked me 11 questions. Once I’ve answered them, I will nominate a few other blogs and make my own list of questions.
Here goes! … More Feelin’ My Silly: Eat & Climb’s first award
These are questions I have had at one point or another. I felt silly for having them, but I’m pretty sure I’m not the only one out there Googling things like “how to pee outside” and “sleeping pad v. yoga mat.” … More A beginning outdoor climber’s guide to beginning outdoorsiness
Most guys at the crag are totally chill. They can exchange small talk, directions, and beta with anyone, regardless of that person’s chromosomal makeup or gender identity. But sometimes — dare I say often? — a girl meets a capital-DB Dude Bro who just doesn’t get it. … More Dude Bros At The Crag: How (not) to talk to lady climbers
PBJs were out of the question; jelly was pricey, and so was ice to keep it cool. Bananas are swell, but the smushage risk was too high for my laundromat dependence. Apples are heavy, and dry cereal is sad. Enter: granolarritos. … More A Recipe, Kind Of: Granolarritos!
Favorite Person: Robert. Robert is 82 and wears a yarmulke. He knows a lot about history and likes making new friends. We started talking at the Black Sheep when he told me a knock-knock joke. … More A summary of my #vanlife climbing experiences