I'd Rather Be Climbing

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My name is Aly, and I'm from Down East Maine, living in Northern Aroostoock at The Maine School of Science and Math in the winter, and working on Long Island in the summer. Climbing is my passion. This blog is a culmination of all dreams, travels, and problems. I'm always here for questions or to talk, so fill up my inbox. Climbing is the one thing that keeps me going, and has saved me from my self. I may not look like much, but I’ll kick your ass as long as we're going vertically.

blackshweep asked: Whats the climbing like in Maine? (Its so flat there)


Answer:

I spend a lot of time in the gym, because all the cliffs are outside my reasonable proximity. But the few places I’ve managed to make the journey to have been eagles bluff near Bangor, and otter cliffs in Acadia national park. I know there are others, but none that I can speak personally on. Everything around Bangor is finger bitting granite, but fun non the less. On the other hand Acadia has nice, soft, sea warn stone that drops down to the ocean.

— 1 week ago
So, I’m back up in northern Maine, still not climbing, buy making the best of it, and I should be on my way back to the climbing gym soon.

So, I’m back up in northern Maine, still not climbing, buy making the best of it, and I should be on my way back to the climbing gym soon.

— 1 week ago with 16 notes
#slackline  #me  #climber  #back on track  #schools in 
goldr0ger:

lordflacko91:

truhovixxx:

memeguy-com:

This Kid Is Going Places

Me as a father.

^^ same

god damn baby assassin. He’s probably gonna be doing parkour at like 4 and become a marine by 9 

goldr0ger:

lordflacko91:

truhovixxx:

memeguy-com:

This Kid Is Going Places

Me as a father.

^^ same

god damn baby assassin. He’s probably gonna be doing parkour at like 4 and become a marine by 9 

(via siickkboyy)

— 1 month ago with 190069 notes
I can’t believe how fast this summer has gone by. I haven’t had a day off from work in 3 weeks, but I finally made it back to the beach today. It’s unbelievable that I leave for Maine the 18th..

I can’t believe how fast this summer has gone by. I haven’t had a day off from work in 3 weeks, but I finally made it back to the beach today. It’s unbelievable that I leave for Maine the 18th..

— 1 month ago with 3 notes
#summer  #hamptons  #me  #beach  #amagansett  #day off  #going home  #loving summer  #back to maine 
danceofthewoolimasters:

noah. jackknifed, 5.12c. maple canyon, utah. july 2014.

danceofthewoolimasters:

noah. jackknifed, 5.12c. maple canyon, utah. july 2014.

(via climb-every-day)

— 1 month ago with 309 notes
br0omey:

Catch! #bouldering #climbing #rockclimbing #brimhamrocks

br0omey:

Catch! #bouldering #climbing #rockclimbing #brimhamrocks

(via climbofreak)

— 1 month ago with 25 notes

My inner hippy is being seriously suppressed my the Hamptons..

— 1 month ago with 2 notes
#hamptons  #summer  #just saying  #hippy  #love it here but... 
house-under-a-rock:


Stolen Chimney, Ancient Art, Moab, Utah
photo: Legs Magillicutty
comment or no comment?

house-under-a-rock:

Stolen Chimney, Ancient Art, Moab, Utah

photo: Legs Magillicutty

comment or no comment?

(via thedailysend)

— 1 month ago with 95 notes
thedailysend:

house-under-a-rock:

Alex Honnold deep water soloing | photo: Mikey Schaefer

This guy is a great role model. I love his philosophy and approach to climbing. I personally love to solo sometimes. Most people would consider soloing to be stupid or crazy however there is a great deal of freedom associated with it. I don’t have to worry about whether my belay is going to catch me, or worse. After decking from anchors due to an inexperienced belayer it’s been very difficult to break back into that lead head. At least if I’m soloing it’s on me. 

thedailysend:

house-under-a-rock:

Alex Honnold deep water soloing | photo: Mikey Schaefer

This guy is a great role model. I love his philosophy and approach to climbing. I personally love to solo sometimes. Most people would consider soloing to be stupid or crazy however there is a great deal of freedom associated with it. I don’t have to worry about whether my belay is going to catch me, or worse. After decking from anchors due to an inexperienced belayer it’s been very difficult to break back into that lead head. At least if I’m soloing it’s on me. 

(via elenael-el)

— 1 month ago with 928 notes

greentogreyagain:

Climbed at Vacaville’s nut tree boulders on Sunday. 95° heat, very greasy, very hot, but very fun.

(via gnarlygreg)

— 1 month ago with 116 notes

I’m having an incredible summer on Long Island, but fuck I miss climbing..

— 2 months ago with 5 notes
#personal  #summer  #too long  #long island  #hamptons  #different  #rock climbing