Erica Lineberry - Reader BlogsErica Lineberry’s love for nature and the mountains took on a new twist in 2006 when she discovered the joys of rock climbing at Squamish on a rest day from a Whistler Ski vacation. For more visit: erica.thelineberrys.comGet the RSS Feed
Erica Lineberry - Reader Blog 106/7/11 - After skipping last year's 'Vous because Cragbaby was still really new on the scene, we were back this year, this time as a family that was bigger (and I like to think C has made us better...) than before! The weather was great - the driest trip to the New we'd had in a really long time! We had a whole posse of friends that met us up there, ran into tons of folks we hadn't seen in a long time, and of course met lots and lots of new friends!Erica Lineberry - Reader Blog 94/20/11 - “Do you take fewer risks in climbing now that you’re a mom?” If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me this since Cragbaby entered on the scene… well, let’s face it: I wouldn’t be rich, but I would definitely be able to buy more $4 frappucinos at Starbucks! The funny thing is, I never really feel like I have a good answer for this question. I feel like the “correct” answer is, “Yes, the responsibility of raising a little person has made me less risky of a climber.”Erica Lineberry - Reader Blog 83/10/11 - Now that our little Cragbaby is about to turn 1 in just a few weeks, I’ve been doing a lot of reflecting over the past year. I realized that by the time C celebrates his first birthday, he’ll have logged 31 days at the crag, 10 multi-day trips, along with innumerable sessions at the local rock gym. Not a bad start, I’d say! There were a lot of folks that assumed we’d stop climbing once C was born (but then again they thought that when I was pregnant also…).Erica Lineberry - Reader Blog 710/5/10 - So it's been a while since I’ve posted a blog up here. Turns out having a baby is time-consuming… who knew? Canaan is turning into quite the crag baby—so far, he has been on four weekend trips to the New River Gorge, West Virginia, spent two weekends bouldering at Grayson Highlands, Virginia, two day trips climbing at Pilot Mountain, North Carolina, and most recently partook in one of the most anticipated weekends of the year for climbers in the Southeast—the Hound Ears Bouldering Competition in Boone, North Carolina! Erica Lineberry - Reader Blog 66/4/10 - Well, not that it was any sort of surprise, but my husband and I didn’t quite make it all the way through our 4-6 week break from climbing after the baby was born – we were two days shy of 4 weeks before we hit our local gym, Triangle Rock Club. One of the routesetters had named a route in honor of my brand-new son, so of course we had to try it out before it got taken down! Getting back to the gym felt amazing, and I was pleasantly surprised at how good my body felt postpartum!Erica Lineberry - Reader Blog 54/5/10 - At my last blog post, I was 27 weeks along and had just entered the third trimester. Now, just a couple of months later, I am typing this post in a very different state of mind – no longer pregnant, but right beside my spectacular little boy, who turned two weeks old on Easter Sunday! But first things first – let me pick up where I had left off last time…Erica Lineberry - Reader Blog 41/05/10 - So its been a pretty long while since I’ve posted anything – with getting ready for the holidays I have been way too busy to think about blogging. Luckily I have been able to get outside climbing a good bit since my last blog post (as well as logging plenty of miles in the climbing gym). Oh yeah – and with April 2nd quickly approaching, I am officially in my 3rd trimester of pregnancy!Erica Lineberry - Reader Blog 311/03/09 - Red Rocks in Las Vegas, Nevada, was a new destination for us, and the scenery was spectacular! Our first day was spent in the Black Corridor. We were the first ones there, but as the day progressed, the corridor got REALLY crowded – we started to wonder if anyone in Vegas had real jobs, but upon talking to everyone, they were all from out of town too – everywhere from Alberta and Quebec to Colorado and California. Erica Lineberry - Reader Blog 29/24/09 - A Weekend at the Red - In the few years that I’ve been climbing, I’ve had the opportunity to climb in lots of different places, but I’d never made it up to the Red River Gorge until this past weekend. Steve and I had tried to go several times, but due to weather, schedules, injuries, etc., it seems as though the stars were never quite in proper alignment to make it happen.Erica Lineberry - Reader Blog 19/03/09 - Utah Canyoneering: Logan Canyon, Big Cottonwood Canyon and Maple Canyon - Every year, my husband and I try to plan a multi-day trip to a new area that we haven’t been to. This year, my husband’s parents decided to fly the whole family out to Yellowstone for a week of vacation. It was awesome – we rented a huge house in Montana, and spent a week wildlife watching, flyfishing, geyser stalking, and marveling at the fantastic scenery. When that trip was over my husband and I, being the opportunistic cheapskates that we are, decided to take advantage of the prepaid plane ticket to Salt Lake City, and get some climbing in.