My Granola Holy Grail

AJ on one of the 25 routes she did for her 25th birthday challenge.

The past 2 weeks have been an emotional sine wave. We were in a city neither of us particularly like, but we were there to do a job that we were incredibly excited about, and feel passionate about. We were in Las Vegas primarily to film Alex Johnson for her 25th birthday challenge- our first …

Fear, Loathing, and Escape in Las Vegas and New Mexico


I got the fear. And the loathing.

Vikki and I were approaching Black Corridor, a popular sport crag in Red Rocks, NV. We were still fifty yards from the entrance to the narrow chasm, and we could plainly hear the cacophony of a popular crag. I flashed back to college parties that I knew would …

The Week That Was

Arizona sunset on our way to Sin City.

We’re officially in Las Vegas, Nevada. More importantly, this means we made it one week and 900 miles without succumbing to our food demons!

We hit a few bumps in the road en route to the West side, and a week ago we would have relied on food to make us feel better about these …

The 30-day Real Food Challenge AKA #RealFood30

Our first #RealFood30 meal: homemade granola, recipe & process will be coming up in a post!

First of all, apologies for not getting this post up sooner. We started our 30-day challenge on March 14, but we’ve been in the no-cell-reception, no-wifi-zone bouldering area outside of Roy, New Mexico (which was AMAZING–more on this sweet spot in a later post). I, of course, should have planned ahead and gotten this post …

V-Point Challenge

This is my in front of Shotgun, in either the beginning or middle stages of a total meltdown. More photos at the end of the post

Projecting one particular line gets tiring, physically and mentally, and one of the hardest parts for me is having to shut out all the other tantalizing pieces of stone nearby. Chalk it up my FOMO, I guess. So I decided to take a day off The Shield and try to climb as many …

Inspiration Found

Photo credit: Sebastian Kaulitzki/

After a week of California vacation binge-mode, we are back in Chattanooga and feeling motivated again.  Sometimes a forced break really helps put things into perspective. Spenser talked a bit about our climbing haps in his last post, and this post is going to about another things we can’t live without: food. [No …