This site is a lot of things. It’s therapy. It’s a passion for bouldering and rock climbing. It’s a beginner’s path to enlightenment (or the light at the end of the tunnel…wait…is that a train?!?!). Mainly, it is a collection of humor, good days, bad days, probably some uglies, and my life in general as a sport climber and boulderer, with my ultimate goal being to become a true alpinist. And yes, boulderer is a word. So please enjoy!!!
“This is what it’s all about.” That was my thought halfway up an onsight of an exposed arête problem when I found myself over gripping and sweating. I decided to literally blow out the tension. Breathing deep and hard, I onsight Ed the problem and knew I had been right—if I hadn’t tackled the vertical … Continue reading Vertical step by step
My psychiatrist introduced me to rock climbing a little over five years ago. He retired on Memorial Day of this year (2021). I haven’t climbed since…until today. I got on the wall and I was happy. I realize that my doctor gave me an invaluable and lifelong gift in introducing me to climbing. I had … Continue reading Climbing again…a gift
http://www.trekbikes.com/us/en_US/bikes/mountain-bikes/cross-country-mountain-bikes/marlin/marlin-6/p/28787/ I picked up my new Radioactive Red Trek Marlin 6 small-frame bike yesterday. I have yet to ride it, and need to adjust the seat, but short of that, I’m in business! I’m selling the Co-op ADV that I had gotten a couple of years ago. It’s just not working for me. Nothing wrong … Continue reading The 2021 Trek Marlin 6; my new mountain bike!