Last week I spent a day at the Boulder Rock Club photographing professional rock climber Angie Payne for Women’s Adventure Magazine. The gals at Women’s Adventure are creating a piece on climbing tips that should hit the news stands this fall.

For me, (I am not a climber in any way shape or form—actually, I am probably the furthest thing from a climber) watching Angie Payne climb was inspiring. She effortlessly moved from hold to hold with the grace of a ballerina and the confidence of a seasoned climber. As I watched in awe, I thought, “It looks so easy, I should give climbing a try.” Then Angie floated off the wall and I heard her breathing hard from deep in her stomach and I remembered, yep, climbing is hard. Only professional climbers like Angie can make it look that easy.

Women's Adventure - Climber Angie Payne - Boulder Rock Club

Professional Climber Angie Payne dancing across the wall at the Boulder Rock Club.

Women's Adventure - Climber Angie Payne - Boulder Rock Club

Check out the fall issue of Women's Adventure Magazine to pick up a few climbing tricks from Angie Payne.