We are girls who climb rocks. Sometimes, we climb other things, like mountains.
I’m Sara Lingafelter Lobkovich, and I started climbing in 2005, during my second year of law school. It’s been all downhill (or uphill, depending on how you look at it) since then. My life has shifted and bent around to accommodate my climbing habit, and climbing has taken me to such exotic places as Yakima, WA and a random boulder in the middle of a DNR property in Poulsbo, WA; as well as the more mundane by climbing standards… Joshua Tree National Park, Red Rock Canyon in Nevada, and to Pumori Base Camp and the summit of Kala Patthar in Nepal, among others. I’ve taken long breaks from climbing, and now — in my early 40s — am back to gym climbing despite the fact that my body doesn’t much care for the repetitive stress anymore. But my stepkids and husband are wonderful climbing partners on my good days and bad days, so I’m back at it.
I love that by living a life that makes me happy — playing outside, spending time with people who inspire me, and developing my own strength through climbing and cross training — I’ve been able to build relationships around the globe with other people who are inspired to live lives full of love, passion, and sport. My old websites were a way that I share that love — recently, due to some mistakes on my part with domain maintenance, I lost my old domain for this content — so have merged my old climbing related content into this website.
Enjoy, and go play outside!
More suitable-for-work-kind-of information about the girl behind my climbing writing and beyond is online at saralobkovich.com.