The Love for Mountains

I jokingly say to myself that graduating from college is going to be metaphorically the highest mountain that I climbed. But after going through the program to become a mental health counselor and spending countless hours in school learning how to help someone become mentally stronger, the more attune I became to the love affair … Continue reading The Love for Mountains

Chris Parker’s Songs for the Crag

Chris Parker’s, the content editor for Black Diamond, just realized his new album “Cliff Notes”. This soulful collection of songs inspired by climbing and love is a must for anyone’s climbing playlist. The album really captures the emotions when we tie into our beloved figure 8. You can check out this collection of songs on … Continue reading Chris Parker’s Songs for the Crag

First ascent of Flight Club- Alex Megos

Alex Megos and his endless amount of yellow Patagonia T-shirts seals a first ascent on “Fight Club”, the first 5.15b established in Canada and second 5.15b in all South and North America. On August 21, 2017 he makes the first ascent up a 25 to 30 meter face of gray stone. The route consists of … Continue reading First ascent of Flight Club- Alex Megos

5 Tips on how to Start lead Climbing

One of the biggest fears that I encounter is the fear of falling. If you are anything but a masochist, this seems like a reasonable fear. No one wants to take a huge whipper, slam into the wall, scrape up their knees and forearms, or hit the deck. So, they stick with top roping to … Continue reading 5 Tips on how to Start lead Climbing