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
No Hay Hoyes (5.11a, 6 pitches, Haab-Kalman). Cochamo, Chile.
Las Manos del Dia (5.11+, 12 pitches, Kalman-Seeliger-Simmons). Cochamo, Chile.
The Doppler Effect (5.12b, 16 pitches, Kalman-Moore-Varney). Cochamo, Chile.
El Filo la Aleta de Tiburon (5.10+, 10 pitches, Haenel-Kalman-Siadak). Cochamo, Chile.
Siete Venas (5.12b, 10 pitches, Hardgrove-Kalman-Kelly-Oakley). Cochamo, Chile.
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
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.
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.
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.