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Found a weird beta for "Serengeti" V5. Matching on that sidepull and switching hands was definitely not my favorite...but it was just what I needed to send this bad boy 😀
Thanks for the support @lejt
🎶 JSNS - Sober
My alarm went off at 5 o'clock this morning, but the freezing cold kept me inside my tent, cuddled in my sleeping bag, until 7:00 AM. Fortunately, I built up the courage to step out of my tent and be greeted with this unbelievable view of the mountains. Once again, Bishop took my breath away...
My second time bouldering in Yosemite Valley was surprisingly good. I got to try some classic boulders that felt fairly difficult at first but ended up going down. One of my favorites was “Kor Problem” V3 which I got to send right as the sun was setting. I was also very close to sending “Hitman” V5 which felt a bit too easy for the grade. I'm happy I got to spend this New Year's outdoors and I'm extremely excited to be going up to Bishop tomorrow. Hit me up if you'll be up there too!
“It is not the mountain we conquer but ourselves.” —Edmund Hillary
2017 was a big rollercoaster of a year for me with many ups and downs. Even though I had many downs, I think the ups still outweighed them. Both have taught me some very important life lessons and provided me with memories and people I will cherish. Moments like running my first half marathon, road tripping to NV/UT/AZ, going to New York, going to Belize, growing my Rover business, getting more into fitness, seeing my best friend since 4th grade get married while being a part of her bridal party, making new friends, going to so many new places, and so much more. It was a crazy year. I am excited it’s over because I know there’s so much more in store for me in 2018. More adventures, more personal growth, more Rover business growth, more climbing and fitness, and hopefully other exciting things I don’t even know about.
If you're like us, we dream of warmer weather where long hikes and outdoor adventures are mandatory! ⛰😄 To help get you through these cold months, come by and snag some tees! Post holidays deals are ON and in full swing! 🙌 We're here til 6 pm ‼️ #RMO#grablifebytherocks#teamrockmonkey @rockmonkeyoutfitters
It was about 5 and a half years ago when I decided to go to college. I was 18 and I had just moved out into a room with a friend from High School. I wasn't sure what I wanted to do with my life, but I had a passion for technology and an eagerness to learn, so pursuing an education seemed like the right thing to do.
Last week, I graduated from UC Irvine with a B.S. in Computer Science specializing in Artificial Intelligence (AI). I was fortunate to receive my first job offer weeks before graduating and I am now getting ready to begin a new journey as a Software Engineer focusing on AI.
Despite all of the excitement of graduating college and the new challenges that await for me, I can't help to think back to all the long days studying in my room and struggling with the material.
Fortunately, I realized early on that I wasn't truly learning by banging my head against books every night or trying to memorize study guides to get the perfect score on a test. I wanted to learn the hands-on way and free myself to be more creative and active. So one day, I decided to say "Fuck it" and forget about my grades and trying to be a 4.0 students.
I decided to go about college learning my way and creating a balance between my educational and personal lives (which often involved going outdoors). I wanted to live a happier and more fulfilling life and sacrificing my grades was the answer.
I thought that photos of me climbing around campus would tell my story a bit better than your regular cap and gown ones. I didn't follow the path that was put in front of me, and as a result, I didn't have a regular college experience. I worked hard and made lots of sacrifices to be where I am today, but my biggest accomplishment was using my time wisely in order to find a balance in my life and be happy. Thanks for the amazing shots @dvourakis. Merry Christmas ya'll!
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Sometimes I’ll sit and look at these rocks for the longest time and feel their curves and edges carved by the winds of a thousand years. I hear the whisper of all those who have passed this way before. Their hopes, their dreams, their fears. And still the rocks remain. It reminds me that time waits for no man, we are all but visitors to this place and to grab life today...and run with it. Carpe Diem. 🔥🌞🌊⛈🌿
There was nothing wrong with being vulnerable, daring and honest. Let go of all your inhibitions and allow yourself to truly feel the emotions that come with this life. Emotions, good or bad, are what make us the living, breathing humans we are. They allow us to continue on. #loseyourself#letgo#colorado#dogsofinstagram#furryfriend#rosalee •
If I take climbing so seriously is because I'm not doing it to be average. Yes, I do get frustrated when I can't send a boulder I've been working hard on and I can't say I don't lose sleep over an ongoing project, but I am proud of my competitive spirit. What some people seem to have trouble understanding is that you can be competitive and still enjoy climbing (or whatever it is you are passionate about), even if you are constantly "failing". Just like everything else in life, it is important to find a balance. I don't let my setbacks or feelings of frustrations get the best of me. I use them to fuel my desire to get better and continue to push my limits. But I understand that sometimes we fail, even when we try our hardest, and I can't allow myself to forget how lucky I am to have the ability to do what I love.
I am continually humbled and amazed by the never ending learning process that is climbing. Team setting this fun slab with @palmerlarsen on Friday was so much fun. It’s been nice to be on the other side of the drill again the last couple of weeks and to be learning from this master of movement. Super psyched to be heading to Bozeman for regionals at the end of the week! #teammomentum#proudcoach#powerofthepsyche#makeamericacrankagain