Last week October 23rd to 26th I had the pleasure of running one of my Climb Like A Girl Clinics in Red Rock, NV. I can't say enough about this event and the women who learn, grow, become stronger and more capable climbers every season. This is the 12th season I have run this program in CO, NM, UT and now NV. Some of the gals are in their 1st season, some in their 12th, absolutely fantastic. The next clinic will be this winter in Ouray, multi day Ice Climbing Clinic the first weekend of February. Look for event details here and on my website Ripple Effect Training.
And I can't thank Mammut enough for providing the ropes, quick draws, harness, technical clothing to support my work. More soon from Carolyn in the Roaring Fork Valley!
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
|Erin Smart on the Arête des Cosmiques with the glaciers of Mont Blanc in the background.|
Photo: David Moscowitz
“Erin, it’s supposed to be hard, it's a hard climb. As you get better, it remains hard, the only difference is you are able to get up it.” My friend Mike told me this at the beginning of my climbing season this summer. Surprisingly simple to some, yet I had always believed that natural born climbers had an easy time on harder grades. Probably because they just make it look so easy.
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
|Gotta love the polka-dot shirt! and Mammut MTR pack|
I had the interest in running an ultra in NJ, my home state to see how that would go. Well, here is the story.
Wednesday, October 1, 2014
|Approaching the North Buttress of Begguya (Mt. Hunter)|
However, I've recently had a break-through, efficiently climbing large routes with a team of three. Part of this is finding the right partners and part of it is due to finally figuring out the right gear and tactics for efficient movement with three people. Keep reading for my take on making it work in the mountains with three.
Monday, September 22, 2014
David and I have been spending a lot of time with our friend, Sander, south of Big Timber, Montana in the Beartooth Mountains. Though a handful of people had "brushed" a few problems here and there, most of these rocks were untouched until this summer.
Sander made an awesome movie about the weeks we've had here so far this season.
|Christine making easy work of High Noon.|