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Brittany Griffith

Brittany Griffith

Facts: As a former McDonald’s employee, Brittany served an estimated 12,308 Happy Meals. She has more than 15 years climbing experience. She’s led 5.13 sport and traditional routes and vows someday to lead the gym’s 5.11c purple route! She obsesses over her garden and vacuuming and holds a black belt in Tae Kwon Do. She’s climbed in Oman, Morocco, and Russia.


21st Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo Recap & Video

21st Annual Hueco Rock Rodeo Recap & Video

Mar 14, 2014 March 14, 2014

“Hueco Tanks is the best bouldering in the world,” someone boldly posted on the encyclopedic climbing resource The best? Pretty strong words. I’ve been to a lot of famous climbing areas in the world and it was going to take more than a hyperbolic online endorsement to change… Read More

Above: One of the first 7as we did at Cala Barques, Metrosexual, a classic line of jugs that's not too high above the calm sea. A perfect primer for the steeper, harder routes to come. All photos by Jonathan Thesenga

Deep Water Soloing on Mallorca

Aug 2, 2013 August 2, 2013

My ADD extends beyond the fact that I can’t finish vacuuming a room before checking my email, watering a plant or making fried rice from leftovers. It’s present in my climbing endeavors as well. But I do recognize what it is about, the different disciplines I appreciate most. My… Read More

Packing the boat along the shores of the Green River. Photo: BAG’s iphone

Three Rooms – Packing 101 with The BAG

Dec 6, 2012 December 6, 2012

This may sound weird, but I love packing. When essentials are limited to two 50-pound bags – what a van can carry – a 40-liter backpack, or even just a carry-on, the things you think you need to take versus the things you actually do take is a fun… Read More

Above: If you don't like the way I ride, stay off the sidewalk! All photos: Brittany Griffith Collection

Training for the Bike Ride I’m Not Training For

Jun 29, 2012 June 29, 2012

Bleeding sunburns and limping – those were my earliest memories of people returning from RAGBRAI. What’s that? You don’t know what RAGBRAI is? (I’m just as shocked when people don’t know what RAGBRAI is as the Canadian who realizes that Americans don’t know who … Read More

Above: Me putting the new Patagonia approach shoes to the ultimate test, walking up a rappel line. All photos: Arnaud Petit

Heroes – Part Two

Apr 18, 2012 April 18, 2012

[Catch up with Heroes – Part One] We were in Manzanares el Real for less than an hour when a keen local showed up, in the middle of a Wednesday afternoon, driving 45 minutes to meet us and show us around. Which was great and very… Read More

Stéph Bodet floats a 7c+ slab arête just before sunset. Photo: Arnaud Petit

Heroes – Part One

Apr 10, 2012 April 10, 2012

I don’t have many heroes – Julia Child, Nakano Takedo, Florence Nightingale… and Arnaud Petit and Stéph Bodet. If you haven’t heard of Arnaud and Stéph, just Google, “World’s Most Adventurous Climbing Couple.” From Morocco to Algeria to Venezuela to the climbs of Ceüse above their self-built… Read More

Tortilla Español

Tortilla Español

Feb 9, 2012 February 9, 2012

Here’s a recipe that every dirtbag should learn to make; it’s exotic sounding, yet relatively simple to make from basic, easy-to-find ingredients. Also, since it requires nothing much more than a fry pan, spatula, bowl, and plate, this one can be made in your van or campsite. I first… Read More

Confessions Of A Yoga Non-Believer

Confessions Of A Yoga Non-Believer

Jan 27, 2012 January 27, 2012

It started off benign enough: Walker sent out an email to all the ambassadors inquiring who did yoga and would be willing to test out Patagonia’s new yoga line. Of course, I bristled at this. Yoga? That’s for girlfriends. I’m a climber, have a black belt, and have raced… Read More

Above: Because the temperature was fairly mild, we kinda forgot about the shorter daylight hours of winter. We got back to the base in the dark and had to hike out by iPhone light and the flash of the lighthouse beacon. Photo: JT

Sicily Climbing Vacation

Dec 23, 2011 December 23, 2011

“Why would you come to Sicily to climb when you live in Utah?” the svelte Swiss woman asked in a barely detectible, yet posh accent. I looked at her blankly for a few seconds, wondering if she was attempting “second-language humor” or if she was indeed serious. “Uh, we… Read More