I started climbing in 2003, as a freshman in high school and quickly became obsessed with bouldering. I enjoy the height and perspective of long easy trad routes, but the thing that initially sucked me in, and has maintained my devotion ever since was bouldering. I'm a training fanatic, always looking for ways to get strong enough to do the coolest climbs and problems. That is perhaps the thing that drives me most, seeing a beautiful line, uncertain whether or not it's even possible, and then buckling down to figure out how to do it. I've grown up climbing in Southern California, places like Mt Woodson, Tramway, and the Buttermilks, but I very much look forward to graduating from college and having the chance to travel and explore areas further afield. My style has been defined largely by the outdoor areas in which I climb, so despite my efforts to stay well rounded, my specialty has become technical and core intensive crimp climbs and my greatest achievements in climbing (The Swarm, Jade, Misdirection) have all been reflective of this. My weakness however is competition climbing and flashing things in general, but improving there (and sadly in injury rehab and prevention as well) is one of my immediate goals. Finally, the thing in all of this that means the most to me, more than first ascents or sending projects, is the time spent with all the amazing crazy people drawn to this sport. I've met so many incredible people over the years that have changed my life, and I don't see any reason why this trend would change. Thank you very much. All of you.