We want to highlight the people that make up our growing community at The Crag, so we’ve introduced a feature on the blog called Around The Crag. Every few weeks we’ll highlight one of our members, giving you a chance to get to know them a little better. This month we have Kate and Calvin Webster. Kate and Calvin have been setting and achieving their climbing goals for several months now at The Crag. Be sure to read their interview below and get to know them a little better.
1. Where are you from?
Kate: Born and raised in Kansas City, KS. I am a big KU basketball fan!
Calvin: I was born just outside Tulsa, Oklahoma, but lived in Kansas City for most of my life.
2. How long have you been climbing?
Kate: I’ve been climbing for about 3 months, with zero previous experience.
Calvin: Depends on what you mean! I got into trouble a lot as a kid for climbing things, mainly trees. I’ve really only been rock climbing since April, so about six months.
3. What do you love most about rock climbing?
Kate: Well, lemme tell ya, I sure didn’t love rock climbing when I first started. I thought it was a dumb sport (probably because I was pretty terrible). However, with rock climbing it’s really easy to see your progress, even if it’s slow progress. That is what I like most about it, if you stick with it, you’ll see your progress as you learn the sport, and sure enough, it becomes really fun! I love top-roping and bouldering.
Calvin: It’s hard to beat the feeling of sending a great route or problem that’s right at the top of your ability, but I also love the community that surrounds rock climbing. I’ve never encountered another sport where you run into strangers who are so friendly, helpful, and encouraging.