Matt Lloyd on Kleptocracy 5.13b

Happy New Years everyone! I hope that 2012 is great. 2011 was a rough year for a lot of us. This year can only be better. I’m in a new place with new opportunities. I can’t wait to see what will happen this year.

Last week my friend Matt Lloyd asked me to come out and photograph him on his project, Kleptocracy, a 5.13b at the Quarry Wall in Golden, Colorado. I gladly obliged. It was great to get out of the apartment and onto the rock. I apparently missed the trail and bushwacked straight up the mountain. I am definitely not accustomed to climbing at close to 6,000 feet carrying pounds and pounds of camera and climbing gear. When Matt greeted me at the top he said, “Carrying all of that will definitely get you into shape.” I have to learn to travel lighter somehow. 

The face of “f’ing try hard”

The Coors Brewery in Golden, Colorado. The Quarry Wall looks over Golden and Denver. Beautiful location.

Colorado is so beautiful. The trail that I should have taken to get up…was much easier going down.