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Welcome to the Inspired Climber!

We believe life is a great adventure meant to be shared and celebrated. We find inspiration in people and places, in amazing stories of perseverance, triumph, kindness and courage. Experiences, especially those on the rock, teach us about who we are and they help us grow. The Inspired Climber is meant to be a place to share our stories, connect as a community, learn from each other and find inspiration.

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Which Van Is Best For You: Sprinter, Transit or Promaster?

Climbers and surfers everywhere are turning in their cars and trucks for the comfort of a van. No longer are we satisfied with scrunched sleeping conditions in hatchbacks and wagons or climbing into the bed of a truck to sleep each night. Aaron and I talked about buying a van of our own for several years. Since we sleep … Continue reading

Yoga Essentials For Climbers

Truth is, climbing more than many other sports—especially if you get into the backcountry—is a full body activity. Legs take a beating from heavy packs and high peaks. They need flexibility for high stepping and stemming. The back always needs help from either that slumped-shoulder, ape-man climber posture or from hanging in a harness all … Continue reading

The loss of a friend and the day I sent Atomic Gecko

Every climber has a nemesis route; A route that’s within his or her ability, but continues to elude him or her of a coveted redpoint. I actually have about ten, but my oldest is a beautiful little climb called Atomic Gecko (5.12b) in Pine Creek Canyon outside of Bishop, CA. It’s short length (50 ft) is countered by … Continue reading