Before I bought my Nikon, I relied on my smartphone to capture moments, and in the spirit of #TBT I’m sifting through some of my older memories and taking a few of my favorites through a round of editing. They might not have the same quality as a DSLR capture, but the memories still make me smile.

These particular photos are from a weekend in Fruita, CO back in April 2015. The girls in the pictures signed up to run a half-marathon, and I volunteered to come for support. (I run about as well as a rock swims, so me participating in the race was out of the question.)

El Potrero Chico

El Potrero Chico attracts climbers from around the world, and if you ever have the chance to see its massive cliffs in person, you’ll understand why. Boasting over 500 routes, it is also home to the second longest sport route in North America, Time Wave Zero. But even if you don’t have what it takes to get through 20+ pitches in a day, there’s more than enough to keep any sport climber entertained. I was fortunate enough to spend the week between Christmas and New Year’s there, and feel like I returned with more climbs added to my to do list than to my tick list. Guess that just means I’ll have to go back again.