About Hawaii Girl

blog, rock climbing, ice climbing

You're never too old to learn to: have fun, LOVE the outdoors, and LIVE!

This blog serves as a personal journal to document all my outdoor activities. It helps me keep track of all the places I've been to, things I've seen and done, and wonderful people that I've met along the way. But most of all, this blog serves to document my 'journey of climbing' and to inspire other women to climb, no matter what age!

I’m a late bloomer to the sport of climbing. I started climbing in 2010, just shortly before turning 51 years old. As you can see from my list of climbs, I started out sport climbing. Since then I have learned to boulder, ice climb, trad climb, and crack climb. I lead sport, trad, and ice....but prefer to lead ice.

Although I don't consider myself a hiker, I sometimes enjoy hiking all 4 seasons, but mostly winter hiking and hikes which are technical and/or require rock scrambling. I took up hiking a year after I started rock climbing only because someone told me that I had to "hike" to get to the climbing crags. Go figure!

I also enjoy off-roading, golf, snowshoeing, kayaking, SUP, yoga, as well as the occasional game of pocket billiards. I am not an extreme athlete, just a very passionate weekend warrior! 

Because I'm crafty, I also love to make jewelry! I sell my Leather and Antler Handmade Jewelry at Summit Shaka  Leathercrafts. 

and so the addiction continues....
Hawaii Girl

Photo Info:
Left photo: On the Lakeview route of Cannon Mountain, Franconia Notch, NH. Photo by S. Bowen, 2014.

Right photo: Exiting the cave of Standard Route of Frankenstein Cliffs, NH. Photo by R. Doucette, 2015.

Cormier Magness (5.6) - Multi pitch Rock Climb

 It was a short, but brutal hot day for us! But still glad to be able to get out and onto a couple of pitches of the Cormier Magness route o...