James, Story Artist, Years Climbing: on and off for 15 years

I'm a gym monkey by day and an Artist by night.

I went to school next to The Gunks in Upstate New York. So by default I ended up climbing a bit. I've moved many times though and not all of the areas have had mountains or gyms to maintain the climbing.

I absolutely love bouldering. The powerful moves, the grace and the balance of strength and movement really makes it challenging. It requires everything clicking together to get you through the climb.

The most recent area I absolutely loved climbing in was the Alpine bouldering of RMNP in Colorado. What a beautiful state.

I'll climb till my body wont allow it anymore. It's something I would love to do forever. Climbing is one of the few moments in the day when all the rest of what's happening can just fade away.