LJ has been climbing everything since she could crawl: furniture, balconies, fences, trees… everything but rocks! That is until 4 years ago, when she wandered into the Seattle Bouldering Project on a whim, and left with a membership and a new obsession. “I’m a boulderer at heart. There’s something addicting about the puzzle of deciphering a project, of finding my beta; it clears the mind and calms the soul. Sticking that perfect movement is such a thrill! And, there is something special about the people you meet bouldering: brand new or pro, everyone is cheering you on when you’re on the rock. Top rope and sport climbing can be fun too, especially with the right crew. But I’ll always be looking for the boulder-y moves, and lamenting my lack of endurance!”
Over the last year, she has begun to surround herself with badass, amazing women: climbers, skiers, hikers, mountaineers… Women who want to take on the outdoor world, and take down the social structures that have kept them away historically. It’s an amazing and unique experience, climbing with women! LJ is stoked to be a part of Alpenglow, and to help others find that kind of community, whatever the sport and wherever they are.