climb, laugh, have no remorse, love... and not necessarily people. NATALIE DURAN, Rock Climber. Team Madrock.
August 24th
11:50 PM
Got my fall clothing package from Stonewear Designs, super psyched to be their new ambassador!  Breaking in the hot yoga short with you guessed it. Walkin’ in hot and pyshced. I should try to calm down, maybe. http://www.livestonewear.com/2014/08/18/new-2014-2015-ambassador-team/

Got my fall clothing package from Stonewear Designs, super psyched to be their new ambassador!

Breaking in the hot yoga short with you guessed it. Walkin’ in hot and pyshced. I should try to calm down, maybe.

http://www.livestonewear.com/2014/
08/18/new-2014-2015-ambassador-team/

August 20th
10:38 PM
Pretty psyched on how my abs feel & appear since i have introduced side-planks to my core training for climbing!
Trying to git fit and git PSYCHED for fall/winter season! Won’t let a dislocated shoulder get me down.

Pretty psyched on how my abs feel & appear since i have introduced side-planks to my core training for climbing!

Trying to git fit and git PSYCHED for fall/winter season! Won’t let a dislocated shoulder get me down.

August 19th
10:03 PM
Made a trip to Madrock HQ, grabbed myself a pair of the new models: Lyra, Lotus, and Redline!
Psyched to see a climbing shoe company make a female climbing shoe that isn’t something just “comfy”, but downturn and aggressive… just like our personalities ;)
Time to break these babies in!

Made a trip to Madrock HQ, grabbed myself a pair of the new models: Lyra, Lotus, and Redline!

Psyched to see a climbing shoe company make a female climbing shoe that isn’t something just “comfy”, but downturn and aggressive… just like our personalities ;)

Time to break these babies in!

August 12th
12:34 AM
HAHA this is what happens when you invite me to an Outdoor Retailer convention. Free swag queen.  Notable count/items: - 21 coozies - 7 chapsticks  - 8 liquid containing containers (one with primaloft insulation lol) - 6 shirts - 5 hats - 5 backpacks  - 8 backpacking foods - 15 emergency peeing devices - 2 Goal Zero solar charging prizes  - Reel Rock VIP preview pass - Gold/VIP psico bloc pass  yo gurl did good.

HAHA this is what happens when you invite me to an Outdoor Retailer convention.
Free swag queen.

Notable count/items:
- 21 coozies
- 7 chapsticks
- 8 liquid containing containers (one with primaloft insulation lol)
- 6 shirts
- 5 hats
- 5 backpacks
- 8 backpacking foods
- 15 emergency peeing devices
- 2 Goal Zero solar charging prizes
- Reel Rock VIP preview pass
- Gold/VIP psico bloc pass

yo gurl did good.

August 9th
11:08 PM
RAGEFEST
My snapchats from this night were filled with wet Sharma videos. Your welcome.

RAGEFEST

My snapchats from this night were filled with wet Sharma videos. Your welcome.

July 15th
1:30 AM
Creek buddy.

Creek buddy.

June 18th
7:32 PM

Ever wondered how climbers reach the top-shelf of the cabinet?

Mystery solved.

June 16th
7:29 PM

Help clothe me by voting (liking pic on @gearcoop) on instagram!

Apparently out of the 10 final pictures to be chosen, I have two up there! haha

http://instagram.com/p/pUJKgTOKDZ/

http://instagram.com/p/pUx9NcuKC4/

June 5th
12:12 PM
Via

hands-in-the-air:

Mark Ryden, The Gay ’90s: West - Highlights from the Mark Ryden exhibit now on display at Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles from May 3 - June 28, 2014.

Photos by Jason at HandsInTheAir.net

Thank you tumblr. Going today.

June 1st
12:12 AM

a message from alexjtmc


Hey! So now I am in college, and really want to do a lot. I will be joining the university's rock climbing team, which has a lot of practices. The problem is that I have an obsession with medical research, as I started researching at the university in high school. Since you finished college, did you have enough time for this or more? Good luck in getting in to med schools!

Hello thanks for your question. So I didnt do research in my undergraduate years unfortunately. So your on the game for medical school! Hopefully your professor is motivated and has a goal to publish so you can be on there.

So when I could I scheduled my classes if possible to have a day off from classes. So I could study, or I could go on a solo day trip to Joshua Tree. But for the most part I climbed 5 days out of the week. Four of those would be in the gym. My university didnt have a school gym, but we had a gym down the street. So I had a stashed desk lamp. I would study for a little bit and climb afterwards!

After graduating, I am currently doing research right paid and part time. So Its a balance between work research, studying for MCATs, and climbing! It is important to practice as a team, but if you just go to the gym on your own time train on your own, and then make important practices then you should be good!

May 13th
1:53 AM
May 8th
9:44 PM
A walk on the beach.
My segment on the Travel Channel TV show Game On America! airs next Tuesday night (5/13/14) @ 10pm! Check it if you have cable! lol

A walk on the beach.

My segment on the Travel Channel TV show Game On America! airs next Tuesday night (5/13/14) @ 10pm! Check it if you have cable! lol

May 7th
11:20 PM

a message from dewygreenleaves


Hi Natalie! Just would like to ask, where do you get all your cool climbing tights from? Thanks! (:

eBay & downtown Los Angeles fashion district haha.

I don’t like to spend too much money on clothes!

I got these summer ones recently :D

2:07 PM

a message from dsclough


I see you won your CCS regionals, why didn't you make it out to nationals? Florida too much of a hike?

Yea I won CCS regionals two years in a row when I was in College. I actually helped start CCS in Socal, which is a surprise it never started up. So we had a few hicups for the initial season. As in we didnt have enough schools/teams to participate for us to move on to nationals.

I also had finals at the same time as Nationals haha. So as much as I wanted to go, there was a lot of conflict.

Hopefully when I enter Medical School in the foreseeable future I could compete again!

Thanks for your question!

-Natalie Duran

8:43 AM
Me Climbing @ Mt. Rubidoux - Riverside, CA #picoftheday on http://climbing.ilooove.it/

Me Climbing @ Mt. Rubidoux - Riverside, CA #picoftheday on http://climbing.ilooove.it/