climbing

I began climbing in 2000, in a small gym in Northern Virginia. Who would have ever thought I would end up where I am today, dangling from fingertips on unclimbed routes, at home and abroad? Climbing is not a sport for me, but an ethos. It informs how I act, where I go, and the way I behave outside of climbing, as well. In climbing I find peace, solitude, and inspiration to bring to other important aspects of my life.


First Ascents, and Memorable Climbs

2010-2011

  • No Hay Hoyes (5.11a, 6 pitches, Haab-Kalman). Cochamo, Chile.

2011-2012

2012-2013

2013-2014

2014-2015

  • The One That Got Away (5.11C1, 1500', Kalman-Siadak).

  • A Fine and Pleasant Romp (5.11+, 1500', Cavill-Kalman).

  • Standard Deviation (5.11+C1, 1500', Kalman-Oakley-Smith).

  • PDL, Me and My Arrow (both 5.11-, both 800', Kalman).

  • Paradise Lost (5.11c2, 1000', Kalman).
    **All in Sequoia National Park

2015-2016

  • First 5.13s.

2017

  • Northwest Passage (1,430m, VI 5.11- R A0, Kalman-Oakley-Siadak), on the North Face of Aurora Peak. Coast Mountains, BC.

  • Yacht Rock (ca 600m, IV 5.9, Kalman-Siadak), on the East Face of Mt. Shangri-La. Coast Mountains, BC.

2018

  • Noble Beast (1300ft, 5.11C1, Kalman-Loyka). Cathedral Peak, Wind River Range

  • Crouching Tiger (500m, 5.12b, Harrington-Kalman-North) on the Chinese Puzzle Wall in B.C.

2019

  • Unnamed FA (5.11C3, Kalman-Powell). Cerro Walwalun, Cochamó

  • Moonlight Buttress (5.12+, Zion NP). Redpointed over two days in May, only one fall on the whole route. Climbed ground-up onsight.