Only fill in if you are not human
Photo: Nicole Wasko
Being originally from a suburb just north of Chicago, it took me a minute to personally discover climbing, or even the value of the outdoors. Once I tried indoor climbing in high school, I realized this was something I needed to continue pursuing, but it wasn’t until moving to the Ozarks that I really connected with it. I’m living in Fayetteville, Arkansas while I finish my degrees in philosophy and biology, but honestly I’m here for the sandstone.
Since finding this developing pocket of rock climbing, I’ve got about a dozen areas to pick from, so choosing one favorite crag is tricky. I will admit however that I most often find myself somewhere in the Sam’s Throne region, which is odd since I usually sport climb (the majority of routes here are trad, but even the fraction that is sport is excellent!). I work in my school’s outdoor recreation program, generally to connect other students to climbing or other outdoor activities, but specifically to instruct and organize more ladies events.
My next big adventure is hiking a few 14ers near Leadville CO over Labor Day, leading a trip to go ice climbing in Ouray this winter, and welcoming the new year by climbing in El Potrero Chico for the second year in a row. For now, you can find me at the base of crags finishing homework between burns, instructing clinics or setting new routes at the gym, or else I’m (literally) lost in the Ozarks.
Climbing is a dangerous sport. Climbing presents a significant inherent risk of serious physical injury, including paralysis, disability or death. When you climb with partners you have met through Alpenglow Collective, you voluntarily assume all risks associated with climbing, as well as risks associated with meeting new people. Please be careful.