A couple months ago I started a new job, ending my employment as an independent contractor for a publishing company that allowed me to work from home for the past 7 years, and ending my freedom to take trips whenever I wanted for as long as I wanted. Nowadays, I'm slowly building vacation time and wishing I had taken advantage of that freedom more when I had it. For now, weekend trips to Maui will have to do, but luckily I love Maui! The climbing there is absolutely incredible and growing fast thanks to their motivated and always welcoming community. Here's a few highlights from our last couple trips in Oct and Nov.
Paul at the PK crag, sending the classic Mana (13a). 📸: McLean
K working the moves on Lost in Transmission. Sitting at 4000ft, usually has perfect temps for climbing (when it's not wet)
Fresh caught 🍴
McLean on Mana
Looking up the immaculate Maiden Voyage wall
Can't beat this approach ...
... or this view
Paul's Maiden Voyage. 📸: McLean
Found more static beta for this move but had to do the jump one more time for the shot! 📸: McLean
Chris scoping out the holds on epic arching roof over deep water. There's potential for a multiple double digit problems here.
Travis sending his first 5.12, Roaring Jawaiian!
Suiting up to get shut down on this Maui monster. Special thanks to Chris, Guillermo, Jefe, Ryan and everyone else who's put in work to bolt this beast