Sunday, April 20, 2014

The Final Stop

Livin' it up near the Hotel California

Time keeps flying by at warp speed and tomorrow we begin the great migration north for the summer. Unfortunately I have a feeling that time will not be going by so fast on that brutal 4 day drive. This time of year is always quite transitional for me, I am changing shapes, reflecting and dreaming more then ever. This year feels different though. I am feeling more comfortable in my in own skin. I am seeing things more clearly. And living in the now more then ever. But when you live in the now, it is unreal how time just vanishes into thin air. But what a way to live!

Living in the now more then ever, Santa Monica, CA

After a perfect finale to our month in Nevada, we hit the road to L.A. to visit our good friends Mike and Sunny who live in Santa Monica. I have avoided L.A. for years, but the chance to visit this beautiful part of the city was an opportunity that we couldn't pass up. And I am so glad we went! Two days just wasn't enough though. This part of the city is so incredibly alive.

Monkeying around at the old "Muscle Beach" in Santa Monica.

Having way too much at Muscle Beach, L.A., California.
After a great season on the rocks, I am having a really hard time with the idea of resting. I pretty much climbed anything that I could see during our two days in LA! Climbing is running thicker through my veins than ever and I feel like my heart could overflow with love for this beautiful sport right now. After facing my old injury head on this season, and reaching a personal best on the rocks, I can see much more clearly what I need to do to take my climbing to the next level. I am making the full commitment to the sport this year.... training, staying focussed and attempt to establish myself in the 5.14 grade. I want to feel what it is like to climb at your very limit and I am not stopping until I taste whatever that is. It is really exciting to feel this motivated. Inspiration is the gas in my climbing tank, and I cannot thank my inspiring friends and these incredible companies for pushing me to continue to learn, grow, and chase my dreams. #Sanuk #La Sportiva  #Sterling Rope #Joshua Tree Products #Blurr

Tourist pose at the Sanuk store in Santa Monica.

Sanuk heaven

A perfect last day at Welcome Springs
Beach bikes

Venice markets

It is hard to believe that this piece of paradise is in the city. Venice is stunning.
And so a new chapter begins. Really looking forward to another season in my Canadian paradise, Thornbury, Ontario. On the Rocks is open for business May 1st, and crossing my fingers for a sunny dry spring, so that lovely limestone dries out. We plan to start building our home gym upon our return and train our faces off until the upcoming Lion's Head season, CAN'T HARDLY WAIT! Ontario... hear we come!


  1. It was so great hanging out with you two this weekend! Kudos to Kyle for these awesome photos! Have a safe journey home friends, and see you again soon xoxo

  2. Same to you guys!!! Always love spending time with you two. Too bad we always live so far away from each other. Best of luck with everything and hopefully see you again next winter. xo