When we first met that's basically all we did and we love climbing together whenever we get the chance.”To pull off the event that evening, Cardona waited for Thorpe to be at the top of her climb on the rock wall and took the opportunity to turn all the lights out.
When the couple first met in 2015, they were having a handstand competition, and Cardona “almost broke [Thorpe's] arm.”Fortunately for him, their love story has a happy and beautiful ending! She spends most of her time hanging out on the street waiting for ice cream and taco trucks ... She spends most of her time hanging out on the street waiting for ice cream and taco trucks ...
I see strong women rock climbers hooking up with male rock climbers all the time, so obviously some men find a strong female rock climber attractive.
Or maybe they find me attractive but the relationship is a disaster because of the opposing expectations?
I’ve always been amazed at how social dynamics in the climbing world reflect and often exaggerate the rest of my world. We recreate social dynamics in every facet of our lives so climbing should be no different.
With the help of photographer India Earl, the images of the romantic evening take our breath away more than our fear of heights.Sometimes you’ll spend most of the day wandering through the woods trying to find an elusive route. But don't just take my word on it: When it comes both to climbing and relationships, I know just enough to get me in trouble.Sometimes your partner might be stuck in an gnarly hanging belay for hours while you try to send a route. That's why I'm going to bow out and donate the rest of my word count to a few climber friends' opinions about platonic and romantic climbing relationships.But no matter where you land in this great debate, most of us can agree that many of the qualities that make a great personal relationship also make a great climbing relationship.So whether you’re looking for a platonic climbing buddy, a “part-time lover, full-time belay” situation, or the perfect all-around person to clip into for life, these are qualities you should add to your checklist when searching for your climbing comrade. Both the good and the bad in climbing life can be hard for partners to endure.
Maybe you just successfully topped out on some epic, overhung mammoth.