Charlie has been climbing for about 5 years since moving to Boone, NC from Norfolk, VA. His main focus has been single pitch sport and trad climbing with an occasional long outing. Charlie first found his passion for climbing right here in Boone and I’ve hit the ground running ever since my discovery. He has sampled areas such Bishop, Yosemite, Las Vegas, Red River Gorge, and the New River Gorge. Recently, he has discovered the satisfaction that’s in bolt replacement along with trail and route development.
Why climbing? “Climbing has opened so many doors for me in the few years that I’ve been gifted the sport. I have met so many new people and built such a great community so quickly. I love working a project with a buddy and not only getting to spend time with my partner but also getting to know a route. I enjoy a heinous adventure bush-whacking only to find a pile of choss. It’s just about being out there and feeling disconnected with you and your buddies. A Misty harness has been my first choice ever since I set foot outside. There’s nothing like being cozy while trying hard.”