We recently caught up with Queen of the Boulders, Sierra Blair-Coyle for a quick Q&A. In case you aren’t familiar with Sierra, she’s a professional rock climber from Arizona and has been competing in the World Cup since 2010. Did we mention she’s also on the U.S. National Climbing Team? Yeah, she’s good. Follow her on Instagram or Twitter.
There’s no doubt about it—raising your kids in a city is a great way ensure that you’re raising cultured, worldly kids. Access to things, such as art, entertainment, history, and a diversity in just about everything from culture to fashion to food is a great advantage, for one. Exposing your kids to real world situations at an early age can help them later on in life. But is all of that immersion in daily city life too much stimulation?
In Central Oregon there is no shortage of trees, dirt, water, rocks, and mountains. This is an outdoor enthusiast’s dream and when you can’t fit your gear into the vehicle that will get you here, there is no shortage of places to rent bikes, paddle boards, kayaks, or climbing equipment. When you get here, there are no excuses. You can try just about anything you want. If you are here for a short trip, then here is a suggestion for packing in as much adventure as possible during your stay.
For rock climbers who are constantly seeking new adventure, the US boasts some of the most exceptional climbing regions. There are so many that it is hard to whittle it down to a single, short list. Every climber has their own idea of what makes a crag the most ideal area for climbing, factoring in things such as level of difficulty and accessibility.