"I've missed more than 9000 shots in my career. I've lost almost 300 games. 26 times, I've been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I've failed over and over and over again in my life. And that is why I succeed." - Michael Jordan. Didn’t top out that boulder problem in Hueco after 10 tries? Do you really want it? Then @#$%ing go get it. Try it again. And if it takes you 15 more tries, so be it…if that is what you want.
One of the best things about being on the Evolv team is that I identify with this company’s name. Evolving is part of living, and it encompasses so many aspects of life: challenge, struggle, belief, persistence, and patience, all hopefully resulting in whatever glory we seek whether that be clipping the chains on a route, topping out a boulder problem, or more importantly becoming a better person.
Majorca's sea is not like others I have experienced, it has a subtle beauty to it. When you calm your mind enough you began to notice the way in which the sea and sand moves. If you look closer you see all the details you missed at first glance. Majorca's beauty lies in how you experience the movement.
Sunday May 17th had a lot of firsts. The IFSC Speed World Cup in Central Saanich, BC was the first of the 2015 IFSC season and the first speed world cup ever to be held in North or South America. It also happened to be my first world cup. On my first run in qualifiers, I was paired with the current world record holder.
If you’ve been following my Twitter or Instagram feed, you know that this last weekend was Access Fund’s conference and dinner in Denver, Colorado. The goal of the conference was to connect two ways of thinking that they believe climber’s have for the most part kept separate. Climbing access and land conservation. Instead, we all learned that they two are inseparable.
It’s been a long time since I’ve felt at the top of my game. Coming out of a pulley injury, which put me out of climbing for 2 months, really put a slump in my confidence and my goals. I wasn’t sure on how my performance would come together in preparation for the difficulty and speed competition season...