Follow Five Ten

  • Facebook Page: 48708964129
  • Twitter: 5ten
  • Vimeo: fiveten
  • YouTube: FiveTenTV

New Year - Jen Vennon

 
New Year - Jen Vennon
 
January 08, 2012 - 
 

January 1st brought in not only the New Year, but also my 12-year climbing anniversary. I can still remember the first day I ever went climbing. It was in a gym on New Years day in Jacksonville, FL. I was a senior in high school and in serious need of some direction in my life. After quitting gymnastics, a sport that consumed ALL of my free time and required 20+ hours a week in the gym, I had a lot of time on my hands. I’ll admit that I didn’t always find the most productive ways to fill it.

 

Going to the rock climbing gym that day changed my life. The next day, when I couldn’t hold a pencil, open a door, or turn my steering wheel without feeling the pain in my forearms, I knew I’d go back to that gym. And go back I did.  I immediately bought a monthly membership, a harness, and a chalk bag and thus began another sport that would consume ALL of my time and change the course of my life.

Twelve years later, here I am in Carbondale, CO reflecting on how this all began. More importantly I’m sitting here looking forward to a New Year, my 13th year of climbing.

 

Popular Stories

Back to Civilization! - Nicolas Favresse
09-29-2014 - 
How could we describe the feeling of taking our first shower in over...
Cockpit Set Up Tips -Bars N Levers - Jill Kintner
09-21-2014 - 
Some tips to help with bike set up...
August/September 2014: To the UK and Back Again - Will Roderick
Will Roderick
09-21-2014 - 
Summer has been awesome. I was in the UK just a few weeks...
Centaure V7 - Hans Christian Montenegro
09-22-2014 - 
Outdoor climbing! Well after the indoor competition. It is time to...