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1 month ago
THE CLIMB: Trundling Kentucky (5.8). 2017 was a big year for me, especially for climbing. Not only did I finally take the step from the gym to the crag, but I was lucky enough to make my way over to three of the most amazing climbing areas in the northeast. It was a big year in finding balance between my responsibilities and my passions, and while there are some big changes coming to my life in 2018, I’m excited to continue growing as a climber.
THE BEER: Trillium Brewing’s Pot & Kettle. Speaking of constants, no matter what 2018 throws at me, whether its a mountain of work or (another) pulley injury, I know there’s always a tasty brew to be had. For example, I was lucky enough for a buddy of mine to bring me down this rich and roasty masterpiece from the legendary Trillium Brewery in Boston.
📸: @hhunternichole Special Thanks to @zapzapzap420 for the brew #climbforbeer #climbing #leadclimbing #sportclimbing #rrg #redrivergorge #travel #newyear @trilliumbrewing #porter #craftbeer
1 month ago
THE CLIMB: Wonkaholic (5.10a). With the ground covered in snow, I can’t help but think back to that frigid weekend at the Chocolate Factory Wall in RRG. Plus, nothing makes your relatives think you’re crazy as showing them a pic of you balancing on an arete 30 ft above ground.
THE BEER: Founders Brewing’s Canadian Breakfast Stout. Merry Christmas and happy holidays all! It’s really the best time of year to come together with family and friends, talk about awesome sends and future trips, and unwrap some cool climbing swag; all while being fairly inebriated! Was lucky enough to get my hands on a few bottles of this sweet, rich barrel-aged beauty. Anyone get some cool loot this Christmas?
📸: @magical_leopluradon #climbforbeer #christmas #rrg #chocolatefactory #redrivergorge #rrg #sportclimbing #leadclimbing @foundersbrewing #stout #stoutseason #whitechristmas #craftbeer #CBS
2 months ago
THE CLIMB: Rachel (5.10b). Winter is coming. As it gets colder and darker, finding time to head outdoors gets tough, especially living in Manhattan. Luckily, with some good friends (and access to a car) we can get to our hometown crag for a quick day trip when the weather decides to cooperate.
THE BEER: Half Acre Beer Co.’s Beer Hates Astronauts. The weather may be cold, and the days may be short, but that doesn’t stop us from doing what we do best: climbing, drinking, and having fun while doing it. Plus, when your beer is this smooth, refreshing, and references one of the most absurd comics on the planet, how can you not be happy?
📸: @ser_lancel0t #climbforbeer #climbing #leadclimbing #sportclimbing #powerlinez #harrimanstatepark #winteriscoming @halfacrebeer #ipa #craftbeer #godhatesastronauts
3 months ago
THE CLIMB: The Decameron (5.10b). Dusk light climbing up a chimney was tons of fun, but getting around and up the massive arete that closes out this New River Gorge Classic was definitely one of the highlights of the trip. Crazy exposure plus growing darkness made for one of the most exhilarating sport climbs I’ve ever had.
THE BEER: Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.’s WilderPils. Light, crisp, and very fruity. This trip made me realize that the sun setting sooner isn’t so bad! Night climbing is tons of fun, and stumbling in the dark on the way home is much more fun with a nice brew in hand.
📸: @hhunternichole #climbforbeer #climbing #sportclimbing #leadclimbing #newrivergorge #nightclimbing @azwilderness #pilsner #craftbeer
3 months ago
THE CLIMB: Model Citizen (5.6). Cloudy days like yesterday remind me of when we decided to try to beat out a downpour by waking up to climb at the crack of dawn. In the spur-of-the-moment we decided to try our first ever multi-pitch, and it ended up being one of the most fun (and most frightening) days I’ve ever had.
THE BEER: Kings County Brewers Collective’s Safe Flight. Luckily, there are two things that bad weather can’t stop: climbing at the gym and drinking a great brew. Today, I’ll be doing both, with this bright, grapefruity IPA waiting for me at home.
📸: @cgranger756 #climbforbeer #climbing #sportclimbing #leadclimbing #multipitch #rumney #gymclimbing #bkb @kcbcbeer #tbt #cloudydays #craftbeer #ipa
3 months ago
THE CLIMB: BKB Rocktoberfest Comp. My third ever bouldering comp, and second at BKB Queensbridge. Performed way above my expectations (so much so that I got bumped up a division). Feeling as strong as I’ve ever been, and looking forward to getting stronger as the weather gets colder.
THE BEER: Lord Hobo Brewing’s Boom Sauce. Had to bring out a special beer for the after party. Boom Sauce is the IPA that made me fall in love with IPAs, and I am always sure to pick up cans whenever I’m in Mass. Now that they’re being distributed in New York, be sure to grab one of the best NEIPAs that the east coast has to offer.
📸: @cgranger756 #climbforbeer #climbing #bouldering @brooklynboulders #rocktoberfest #climbingcomp @lordhobobrewing @lordhobobar #IPA #neipa #craftbeer
4 months ago
THE CLIMB: Charity Toad (5.9). Nothing like a multi-pitch at the break of dawn to scare you awake. As my second multi-pitch ever, this 3-pitch climb up Rumney's Main Cliff Right was definitely more of a test of my constitution than climbing ability.
THE BEER: Melvin Brewing's IPA. Mornings at the crag are usually spent packing gear, mentally prepping myself, and choosing which beers to bring for victory sends. I definitely chose right with this fruity, piney, and perfectly hoppy IPA from Wyoming.
#climbforbeer #climbing #leadclimbing #sportclimbing #multipitch #rumney @melvinbrewing #ipa #craftbeer #5oclocksomewhere
4 months ago
THE CLIMB: Frosted Flakes (5.7). The first climb of the weekend and my return to the Upper Darth Vader wall. The route is a ton of fun and flows well. It was also the perfect spot to teach some friends how to lead.
THE BEER: Upper Pass Beer's First Drop. The first large-scale release from this humble Vermont brewery. Light, hoppy, and incredibly refreshing. If you're looking for a tent-beer night-cap after a long day of climbing, look no further.
📸: @541inthe212 #climbforbeer #climbing #leadclimbing #sportclimbing #rumney @upperpassbeer #upperpassbeer #craftbeer
5 months ago
THE CLIMB: Milktoast (5.10c/d). Feels great to finally get back out to the crag. Felt good to spend the afternoon working on this tough, crimpy lip transition.
THE BEER: Grimm Artisinal Ale's Splish. Smooth, hoppy, and tropical; this double IPA is the perfect beer to sip on while enjoying that Rumney sunset.
📸: @cgranger756 #climbforbeer #rumney #sportclimbing #leadclimbing @grimmales #ipa #craftbeer
6 months ago
1500 miles in the sexiest minivan to cross the Continental Divide, hundreds of stunning peaks to gawk at, 45 miles of pristine hiking, a dozen (or two) new craft brews, a handful of nights sleeping under that great open western sky, and a couple of dorks with an affinity for mountains all come together for one unforgettable adventure! I'll be daydreaming about this trip until further notice #climbforbeer #mountainmammals #yeehaw #luckygirl #happycampers #backpacking #hiking #rmnp #grandtetons ((Photo cred to @caseyjhubbard for some of the sweet shots!))