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Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Destinations, Featured, How I Started Climbing, Personal Stories | 1 comment

A True Story of a Weekend Warrior: The SoCal Edition

A True Story of a Weekend Warrior: The SoCal Edition

  I started climbing in 2003 with top roping but I didn’t consider myself a climber until I started climbing ‘trad’ several years later.  After that, the lifestyle of a trad climber became part of my blood. What does that entail?  As a full time professional in Southern California, it meant a lot of time in your car and working your ass off during the week to make it happen.  Typically our destination was Joshua Tree National Park or Tahquitz although there were plenty of other locations peppered between those trips.   The week looked something like this… Monday night: yoga and unpack from the previous weekend. Tuesday night: one of the ‘normal nights’ where ‘normal’ life existed-maybe dinner with friends or just cozying up to the television for some relax time. Wednesday night: was a bit the same but most likely some food shopping involved in preparations for Friday’s departure. Thursday: work, work work, laundry, pack and shop. Friday:…yeeeeeehawww!  Get the work done and hit the road to…stop and sit in traffic....

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