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.


2000 - 2006

  • Began climbing at Sportrock Climbing Gym, 2000.
  • Setting routes and managing climbing wall, 2004-2006.

2007-2010

  • Summers in Estes Park, CO. Learning to trad/alpine climb. 
  • Climbing trips to Thailand, China, Spain, France, Morrocco, around the US.

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.
  • No new routes :( too busy writing.

2017

  • Two new routes in remote valley of Coast Mountains, both first ascents of unclimbed peaks. 1.) 5.11C1, 1500m, VI. 2.) 5.9, 500m, III.