Red River Gorge, circa 1996
       
     
European Human Being
       
     
European Human Being
       
     
The Automator
       
     
Freaks of the Industry
       
     
No More Greener Grasses
       
     
Bouldering in Greenland
       
     
Bouldering in Greenland
       
     
Bouldering in Greenland
       
     
Cherry Crack in Zion National Park
       
     
Climbing Poumaka Tower in Ua Pou
       
     
Pulling on nothing at Little Rock City
       
     
Red River Gorge, circa 1996
       
     
Red River Gorge, circa 1996

My early outdoor climbing experiences were at the Red River Gorge and Horse Pens 40 and were few and far between.

European Human Being
       
     
European Human Being

I am still a gym rat at heart, but I am admittedly involved in a series of ongoing affairs with real rocks as well.  This boulder was one of the first that I threw myself at relentlessly.

Photo: Ryan Olson

European Human Being
       
     
European Human Being

After many seasons of effort, I finally earned my crimping merit badge by sending this 4 move problem in Chaos Canyon.  

Photo: Ryan Olson

The Automator
       
     
The Automator

In 2010, I completed The Automator in Rocky Mountain National Park and became the first woman to climb a confirmed V13.

Photo: John Dickey

Freaks of the Industry
       
     
Freaks of the Industry

A great deal of my outdoor days are spent climbing in Rocky Mountain National Park.  More than 60 of those days over a three-year period were dedicated to attempting (and finally finishing) this problem - Freaks of the Industry.

 

No More Greener Grasses
       
     
No More Greener Grasses

Mt. Evans, CO

Photo: John Dickey

Bouldering in Greenland
       
     
Bouldering in Greenland

The majority of my outdoor climbing has occurred within the U.S., but I have also ventured as far as Greenland to establish new boulder problems.

Photo: Keith Ladzinski

Bouldering in Greenland
       
     
Bouldering in Greenland

Photo: Keith Ladzinski

Bouldering in Greenland
       
     
Bouldering in Greenland

Photo: Keith Ladzinski

Cherry Crack in Zion National Park
       
     
Cherry Crack in Zion National Park

On occasion, I get higher than 20 feet off the ground...

Photo: Keith Ladzinski

Climbing Poumaka Tower in Ua Pou
       
     
Climbing Poumaka Tower in Ua Pou

...and in very rare instances, I find myself waaaaaay off the ground.

Pulling on nothing at Little Rock City
       
     
Pulling on nothing at Little Rock City

But I always come back to my true love, bouldering.

Photo: Paige de Kock