Rock Climbing Smith Rock

April 16, 2012 · Posted in personal, photos, rock climbing, travel · Comment 

We traveled to Smith Rock State Park in Oregon to do some rock climbing. They have some great sport routes for all abilities. We had a ton of fun and would recommend it to all climbers.

Smith Rock Rock Climbing

Smith Rock

Smith Rock

Top of a 5.10a

Top of a 5.10a

 

 

 

Climbing the 5.10a

Climbing the 5.10a

Top of the 5.10a

Top of the 5.10a

 

 

 

 

Top of Caffeine Free (5.10c)

Top of Caffeine Free (5.10c)

 

Ana at the top of the 5.10c

Ana at the top of the 5.10c

 

Ana repelling

Ana repelling

 

 

 

 

 

 

Koh Laoliang, Thailand

December 18, 2011 · Posted in rock climbing, travel · Comment 

As part of our trip to Thailand, we stayed on a small island for 3 full days. They had rock climbing, snorkeling, kayaking and lots of relaxation. We did a lot of rock climbing in the afternoons since it was too hot to climb during the day. Probably the most memorable part of the trip.

Koh Laoliang, Thailand

The river to take us out to the island

The river to take us out to the island

 

On the island, we did some rock climbing. That's me at the top

On the island, we did some rock climbing. That's me at the top

A little better view

A little better view

I'm near the tree line, center top.

I'm near the tree line, center top.

 

View of our beach as we leave for a snorkeling trip

View of our beach as we leave for a snorkeling trip

Side of our island

Side of our island

 

 

 

 

Our island is on the left. We're going to explore the island on the right

Our island is on the left. We're going to explore the island on the right

 

 

Humans on the second island

Humans on the second island

 

Our boat

Our boat

 

 

Random dog on the island

Random dog on the island

Our island in the distance

Our island in the distance

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These fish formed a dark cloud just under the water near the shore.

These fish formed a dark cloud just under the water near the shore.

Sunrise

Sunrise

 

 

Sunrise on the island

Sunrise on the island

Railay Beach, Thailand

December 11, 2011 · Posted in personal, photos, travel · Comment 

As part of our much belated honeymoon, we ventured to Thailand with two goals in mind: rock climbing and scuba.

The first night we were there, we found a tiny rock climbing shop down from our hotel, the Haleeva (which I’d recommend, though a bit up from the beach, but we didn’t care). They took us on their boat to Railay Beach, a peninsula accessible only by  boat since the top is bordered by large mountains. We climbed for the first half of the day, ate lunch on the beach with two girls from Germany (we met so many Germans on this trip) that we met rock climbing and walked over to West Railay Beach where it was filled with people enjoying the beach.

Our goal however was to find a cave that was recommended to us. A bit of a ways up the beach, we found more rock climbers and eventually found a cave with fixed ropes and ladders inside. A flashlight was definitely needed (one was lent to us by a local climbing shop) as we traversed back and up inside this cave. It eventually came out 50 feet above the rock climbers we had previously encountered with a gorgeous view of one of the beaches.

 

Railay Beach, Thailand

Top of the climb in Railay, Thailand

Top of the climb in Railay, Thailand

 

 

Ana at the top of the route

Ana at the top of the route

After a little while, it started to get crowded

After a little while, it started to get crowded

Railay, Thailand

Railay, Thailand

 

Low tide

Low tide

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On the boat back to Aonang

On the boat back to Aonang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Aonang Boardwalk

Aonang Boardwalk

 

Sunset

Sunset