The Las Vegas climbing community is one of the most unique and diverse groups of people anywhere in the world. At Origin, our members are our family. Every month we'll feature one of our most outstanding community leaders to help inspire new visitors to jump in and become part of the crew.
How did you discover rock climbing?
I've always been fascinated by the sport since I was a child, eventually I gathered enough courage climb consistently as a hobby in my early 30s
What do you love most about climbing?
Everything! The fact that my inner child gets to climb stuff and not get in trouble, the strength and fortitude you gain to press on, being in the moment and focused on nothing else but the task at hand, the discipline it teaches me.
Do you prefer Bouldering or Sport Climbing?
So far I love bouldering, but I'd like to give more sport climbing a try
What is your favorite outdoor climbing area?
I go out to red rock often so I'm a little familiar with the cool climbing spots there.
Do you have any projects or goals for this season?
Just want to keep getting stronger and better, and bringing more people out to origin/ nature with me!
What's your best Locals Beta for food, music, or culture in Las Vegas/Henderson?
My go to is the Phoenix, its a fun little spot with great food, no pressure, and fun performances.
What do you love about the Origin community?
Everyone is super nice and encouraging! Like a family that gets along. This vibe keeps me coming here.
What advice do you have for people just starting to climb?
Make friends! Learn and grow with each other ASAP. Get over your shyness/ introversion (still working on it...) because it doesn't get you far.