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.

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 elenaelel)

— 4 days ago with 895 notes

greentogreyagain:

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

(via gnarlygreg)

— 5 days ago with 89 notes

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

— 6 days ago with 5 notes
#personal  #summer  #too long  #long island  #hamptons  #different  #rock climbing 
northwestwade:

danceofthewoolimasters:

christie. the dead heart, v4. red rocks, nevada. february 2014.

😍

northwestwade:

danceofthewoolimasters:

christie. the dead heart, v4. red rocks, nevada. february 2014.

😍

(via theperfectclimbing)

— 6 days ago with 394 notes

celestialsloth:

Mate sending Hummingbird arete (12a) in Carrot Creek!

… well hello

(via gnarlygreg)

— 1 week ago with 56 notes
"Climbing has taught me a ton. It has allowed me to travel and see the world, and given me a venue to live a very full, exciting life. Above all else, I think climbing has taught me to live life without fear."
Tommy Caldwell (via house-under-a-rock)
— 1 week ago with 73 notes
thedailysend:

Ever thought of doing something like this when you’re sitting in traffic and you have shoes in your back seat?

thedailysend:

Ever thought of doing something like this when you’re sitting in traffic and you have shoes in your back seat?

(Source: ticket2climb)

— 1 week ago with 195 notes

I’m slowly coming to the realization that I need to have either a roommate or a dog. At school I live with Emma, at home, I have My golden retriever, and my cat. I’ve always known I’m bad at being alone, but this is getting ridiculous. I still live with my aunt, and she has her dogs, but they’re all in her house, and this apartment is just to empty. It’s fucking 2 o’clock in the morning, my insomnia is as bad as ever, and I’m sitting here, just wishing that I had another living thing in the room with me.

— 1 week ago with 8 notes
#golden retriever  #yes i have problems  #2 am  #dog  #need  #appartement  #personal  #alone  #wide awake 
prrdylady:

prrdylady:

Missing Malibu these days. Finals need to end already!!

This climb makes me want to cry…

prrdylady:

prrdylady:

Missing Malibu these days. Finals need to end already!!

This climb makes me want to cry…

(via foreveraclimber)

— 1 week ago with 47 notes
house-under-a-rock:

Bouldering Rocklands, South Africa by Bernhard Fiedler (source)

house-under-a-rock:

Bouldering Rocklands, South Africa by Bernhard Fiedler (source)

(via tattedclimber)

— 1 week ago with 61 notes