Tele-vision to Tunnel vision. White Oak Spring, Red Rock, NV.
I reached the top of pitch 5 just in time to watch the sun set for the day. As I waited for my turn to climb the final pitch, I was finally engulfed in darkness. The wind ripped through the canyon. Finally the rope went tight and I heard a faint call that indicated I was on belay. I stripped the anchor by the light of my headlamp and started to climb. Hand, hand, foot, foot—I couldn’t see anything outside of the beam of my headlamp. Hand, hand, foot, foot—I was about 20 feet into the pitch when I realized I had lost contact with my partners. Panic started to bubble up. The route traversed left along a tiny ledge until the feet ran out. I knew a fall here could have serious consequences—a huge pendulum fall into the void below me. Hand, hand, foot, foot—I inched my way through the traverse cleaning the last of the gear off the route.
~ Que satisfactorio me es ver este tipo de videitos, tal vez para algun@s no signifique nada, pero para mi.. Muchísimo, ver todos mis progresos en el murito🐒💙, pensar que cuando empecé con suerte me subía y caía de inmediato, es por eso que soy muy feliche con estos trepes🎈.
I’ve been strength training with @bodyenroute and tomorrow I’ll start training technique with @justensjong. (If the plague doesn’t kill me.) Maybe after all this training I’ll look less befuddled on boulders. 🤔 Photo @krisugarriza
So excited I got to summit monkey face, and lead a pitch as well!!! This was seriously such a huge accomplishment for me. I’m proud of myself, of @glitteredannie and so thankful for @jabegg and @she_movesmountains for such an amazing clinic! I never thought I’d ever climb monkey face, but I freakin did it!! 😍
»»Questo #weekend sono andata in #valdimello come avrete visto dalle mie disavventure con le #scarpette dimenticate. Oltre alla via #cunicoloacuto ho fatto #blocchi per la prima volta e mi sono super divertita (anche se dopo 15km a piedi e la via non ne avevo più molto).
È stato bellissimo andare a dormire con un #cielostellato infinito sopra di me, il rumore del torrente e svegliarmi in mezzo alle #montagne e sentire l'erba sotto ai piedi. Sono #grata e infinitamente felice per tutte le cose che sto facendo e di come sto vivendo la mia vita ora!
Perfetto per #spreadoutyourenergy @micoldelloro @itsdesifit @delicious.breakfast @valeairoldi
Outfit : @thenorthface_climb @thenorthface
»» Last #weekend I went to Val di #mello as you might have seen on my #stories . Even with some difficulties due to the fact that I forgot my #climbingshoes in the bar in the beginning of the day I really had fun. I climbed a #climbingroute called Cunicolo Acuto and than I did some #bouldering (even though after 15km hiking I wasn't at my best). I felt so #blessed and #lucky to sleep under a beautiful sky full of stars, I heard the sound of the river coming down from the #mountains and I woke up in the middle of #nature and my feets on the grass. I just can tell that I'm happy and lucky to live my life like that.
"Transparent and intangible as sunlight, yet always and everywhere present, it lures a man on and on, from the red-walled canyons to the smoke-blue ranges beyond, in a futile but fascinating quest for the great, unimaginable treasure which the desert seems to promise." -#edwardabbey
Returning to civilization is grim business indeed when wild places like this are on my mind ☀️✌☀️ 📸@zoe_rayor
I try to embrace change as much as I can. I had to learn the hard way that I can’t always rely on people or situations to change for the better. If I want what’s best for me, I have to do everything in my power to change circumstances. However, it’s hard for me to accept change around me when it is seemingly out of my control. Many of my good friends , my parents and sisters are moving far away, I am moving to a new place with new people, I’m stepping into a new stage in life with my career, aspects of my climbing life are changing and so much more. These changes represent a happy time for myself and everyone I care about, but are still difficult to come to terms with. Realizing that everything will be different and that you have to adjust to a new routine in life is tough. However while difficult this change is so positive. I’m learning more and more from change in life, whether it be purposeful or out of my control, to continue to live life intensely and enjoy every minute of it. I’m taking advantage of every present opportunity I have and embracing any future endeavor that is meant for me.
Climbing is my constant but even within the sport a lot of different things are taking place for me. However, with acceptance that things will be different, I’m taking time to be psyched with what’s happening NOW. I’m so excited to travel with my lovely friends this week to the Red River Gorge for our sport climbing trip, where along with climbing we can just fellowship together, and encourage each other to reach our goals. Take every present moment to enjoy what you have. In the hustle and bustle of life I can tend to lose myself when it comes to this, but every day is a learning experience and I’m ready for whatever is in store.