I started rock climbing in early 2012, and was instantly hooked. Not only is it a fun and motivating way to stay active, but the community is supportive, the problem-solving is compelling, and the best boulders are often found in beautiful places. My favorite places to climb are Bishop, California; Lake Tahoe, California; Joe’s Valley, Utah; and Rocklands, South Africa.
I almost exclusively boulder, but do occasionally sport climb as well.
I keep a log of nearly all of the boulder problems I climb on 8a.nu. Here is my scorecard as of 2020-05-03:
I’m not much of a photographer, but I can’t help but try to capture an amazing view when it shows up.
Rocklands, South Africa
Bishop, California, United States
Joshua Tree National Park, California, United States
Lake Tahoe, California, United States
Here are some videos of climbs I particularly enjoyed. Check out my YouTube channel for more.
A direct line on a massive boulder with cool crimps and big moves on a perfect day. What more could you ask for?
While it’s a bit of a hike to get to this boulder, this problem more than makes up for it. Really fun climbing on an overhang into a tricky slab top-out, complete with a fantastic view.
Another Rocklands classic, on an iconic roof feature. This one was trickier and scarier than expected.
This problem was completely baffling right up to the end. It features a crazy mantle half-way up the vertical face, and just about the highest high-step I’ve ever done.