“Free-soloing” in the Flatirons – in Boulder, Colorado

From a trip on May 24, 2019

If you’ve never climbed without a rope up above a pine forest, overlooking some of the most beautiful scenery a rock could have next to a city, Boulder, Colorado, has some great views. In 2018, one of my life goals was “freesoloing” at least one of the Flatirons, and I was so happy to have accomplished it in the summer of 2019, when the weather was warm and the sun shone so beautifully over the alpine meadows nearby along the mountain range.

To be honest, this post isn’t even really about climbing. It’s mostly about realizing a dream. If I learned one thing while I was up there, it is that the most wonderful emotion in life, for me at least, is realizing a goal and enjoying every single moment. As this feeling sinks in and slowly evaporates into the distant reaches of memory, I won’t ever forget how beautiful it was, how peaceful, to be up there, on that rock, overlooking the horizon and overlooking the ground down below.

As always, all opinions are my own, and now, time for a few photos. Happy journeying!

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