Jamila Gonzalez

Green Wall Center (V6)

Made an impromptu trip to Bishop for the very first time this weekend & on my first day there in the Buttermilks, after being dang proud of flashing a couple V2s, my coworkers egged me on to try Green Wall Center.

After figuring out a good foot to start with, I surprisingly sent it on my fourth try! Felt like I was going to peel off of it the whole second half, but it was glorious to hit that final flake.

Having less than two years of climbing experience, and barely any experience outdoors, this was a monumental accomplishment for myself. It also further solidified the love for my FiveTen Teams as it stuck on polished footholds most of the climb.

Motivated more than ever to keep the psych high!

Omg. Shoes.

'Tis the climbing season.. Do you know what that means?! Production of new and more climbing shoes! I finally got my hands on FiveTen Dragons & Teams in my size (US 5) and I cannot contain my squealing excitement. 

Maybe it’s the confidence that comes with new rubber, but these puppies have taken me to Flash City since I’ve gotten them. The feeling of flashing lead climbs and ramp/overhanging boulder routes over just the past few days is incomparable. Though they haven’t worked their magic on a V7 project yet, they’ve gotten me consistently hitting the second to last move before I pop off getting the lip to top out. I am SO close!

Can you feel the psych?!

Omg. Shoes.

'Tis the climbing season.. Do you know what that means?! Production of new and more climbing shoes! I finally got my hands on FiveTen Dragons & Teams in my size (US 5) and I cannot contain my squealing excitement.

Maybe it’s the confidence that comes with new rubber, but these puppies have taken me to Flash City since I’ve gotten them. The feeling of flashing lead climbs and ramp/overhanging boulder routes over just the past few days is incomparable. Though they haven’t worked their magic on a V7 project yet, they’ve gotten me consistently hitting the second to last move before I pop off getting the lip to top out. I am SO close!

Can you feel the psych?!

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Limited stock, order now and get your sexy onnnn.

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Unedited film shots from Yosemite 4/26-4/28

20th birthday celebrated in the valley.. Wouldn’t have had it any other way. 

ronpalustre:

Yosemite Valley: Camp 4, Cathedral, & Candyland Boulders

4/26/13 - 4/28/13

I dream of climbing the world with this one. He’s kind of special.

(Source: seeronsend)

Climbing & Me.

February/March 2012 - it was love at first V0 for me. I caught the climbing bug right in Planet Granite SF as it’s colorful plastic and welcoming staff held the psych high enough for me to commit to a membership. Possibly the only type of gym membership I would’ve ever been down for. A year later, I now work for PGSF and I couldn’t be more ecstatic about this environment, because well.. this was where my climbing lifestyle was born and I have the staff to thank for a warm welcome.

It hasn’t been easy saying no to outdoor trips and other climbing sessions. But being a full time college student, a ‘designer’, and one half of a long distance romance makes it hard to hold on to funds or even distribute time for more extensive outdoor climbing. To this day, I have only gone bouldering outdoors, locally, twice - Indian/Mortar Rock and Castle Rock.

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Fortunately, I have still been able to learn and train in the gym. The past couple of months I learned how to lead climb - even onsighted an 11b - and am working towards getting my first 5.12 on lead indoors. Bouldering, on the other hand.. I seem to be stuck in a plateau of V5s and V6s. Either way, I have felt a lot stronger since I upped my protein intake after doing a metabolism cleanse (RESET from Usana) and started incorporating workouts on top of my regular climbing sessions.

I’m training extra hard right now because in a few weeks, my other half is coming to SF and we are charging straight to Yosemite for our birthday weekend!
APRIL 26-28: the weekend has been requested off, my Organic Climbing pads are coming in, and all I need left is a pair of new climbing shoes. I have had my La Sportiva Women’s Miura Laces for about 7 months now - I love them to death! But I have been looking to invest in another pair of aggressive shoes to put on rotation with my (now) way-too-comfortable miuras.

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Bummer for me & my tiny self, both the Five Ten Dragons in size 5 and La Sportiva Solutions in EU35 are not in stock. MEANING, I won’t be getting those lovely pairs until after my birthday trip. Usually, this is where my eyes would start watering up… However, I’m going to the frikking Valley in a few weeks and there’s just no way I can be sad. I am so ready to be humbled by Yosemite.

The psych is HIGH.

-Jamila Gonzalez

First try with a V5 on red wall today. Celebrating cuz I got it smooth right after 💪🎉