Memorial Day 2016 | Red River Gorge

With Memorial Day weekend upon us (and me trying to remember to keep my blog alive), I thought I’d share my Memorial Day 2016 trip to the Red River Gorge.  Unfortunately, this year Brad and I have a wedding to attend, so we won’t be at the Red this Memorial Weekend.  It’s probably for the best, though.  I just got cleared to climb after my partial rotator cuff tear and Brad is still dealing with some forearm issues.  Here is a look at my first trip to the Red River Gorge in Kentucky. Continue reading “Memorial Day 2016 | Red River Gorge”

Shelby Catches Up: Quick on the Draw

Hello!  Since this blog is new, I wanted to do a fast catch up on what happened in January.

On January 23rd, I competed in my first rock climbing competition. I’m a fairly new climber, but my friends have been climbing for a while.  Our gym has an annual competition and I was excited to compete.

I came in 15th in the Recreational (Beginner) category, which is around what I had expected.  Some of the routes were way below my current grade and some were significantly above my grade. Continue reading “Shelby Catches Up: Quick on the Draw”