December 28, 2017

“It’s important to share your goals so friends and coworkers can help you achieve them,” said Amanda, a fellow Gear Cooper while staff were discussing their plans for 2018.  So we decided to share our 2018 bucket list with you all to help get you excited for your plans throughout 2018.

Our 2018 Bucket List

 

Name

Title

Megan
Assistant Buyer
Sport Climber & Snowboarder

Goals

  • Learn to lead trad
  • Gain more multipitch experience
  • Learn to ski or get a splitboard in order to get out of the resort

Name

Title

Hayley
Associate Product Manager
Climber & Snowboarder

Goals

  • Head out to Banff and shred the gnar
  • Get in more backcountry days on the splitboard
  • Develop a good head space for leading in JTree

Name

Title

Tess
Associate Buyer
Tele Skier & River Rat

Goals

  • River Rafting the American River, Salt River, Gates of Lodore, and Cataract Canyon
  • Ski Shasta
  • Thru-hike something

Name

Title

Amanda
Assistant Buyer
Climber & hiker

Goals

  • Sleep in the cave at Mount Hood.
  • Climb the Grand Traverse at Tetons
  • Climb in Squamish
  • Climb Snake Dike during a full—moon
  • Hike Rim-to-Rim-to-Rim in the Grand Canyon

Name

Title

Paolo
Inventory Analyst
Boulderer

Goals

  • Finish a V7 outdoors
  • Start climbing trad

Name

Title

Robbie
Data Analyst
Skier & Boulderer

Goals

  • Ski in Jacksonhole, WY and Big Sky, MT

Name

Title

Jason
Director of Merchandising
Cyclist, Surfer, Cool Dad

Goals

  • Cycle 3x week
  • Get the kids surfing
  • Plan a trip to Hawaii to get the family hiking, snorkeling, etc

Name

Title

Ludlow
Web Developer
Hiker

Goals

  • Start trail running

Name

Title

Aleju
Front—End Web Developer
Sport Climber & Snowboarder

Goals

  • Spend more time living life in his van with his wife and dog, Frijole
  • Climb in Potrero Chico
  • Climb something taller than 10 pitches

Name

Title

Aaron
Ecomm & Analytics Manager
Snowboarder & Cyclist

Goals

  • Cycling trip planned LA to Mammoth then Mammoth to Tahoe in 7 days, then go from Tahoe to SF
  • Dirt bike backpack in Baja

Name

Title

Dylan
Accounting Clerk
Trad Climber & Snowboarder

Goals

  • Lead 11a trad

Name

Title

Jon
Catalog Specialist
Trad Climber, Skier, Yogi

Goals

  • Gain a deeper understanding of yoga
  • Learn techniques to be injury free

Name

Title

Zach
Catalog Manager
Snowboarder, Climber

Goals

  • Snowboard Whistler

Name

Title

Victor
Senior Accountant
Trad Climber,  Snowboarder

Goals

  • Climb 5.12
  • Climb a big wall

Name

Title

Wayne
Customer Service Rep
Boulderer

Goals

  • Develop more patience with climbing

Name

Title

Nathan
Store Associate
Climber

Goals

  • Lead 5.11a trad comfortably

Name

Title

Austin
Assistant Store Manager
Boulderer s Snowboarder

Goals

  • Break into trad climbing

Name

Title

Connie
Store Associate
Climber b Runner

Goals

  • Start trail running
  • Climb 5.13 sport
  • Start backpacking

Name

Title

Peter
Store Associate
Climber, Skier, Cyclist, Backpacker

Goals

  • Overnight ski touring in January
  • Ski all over Asia in February
  • Headed to Japan in April for backcountry skiing

Name

Title

Natalie
Store Manager, Buyer
Climber b Híker

Goals

  • Hike the GR2O in Italy
  • Complete the Palisade Traverse in a day
  • Lead 3rd Pillar of Dana

Name

Title

Seth
Inventory Analyst
Climber, Snowboarder, Van Dweller

Goals

Aside from my goal to climb the great classics of the Bugaboos this coming summer, I plan to rebuild myself, regaining past abilities through rehab exercises and bouldering low-balls in great places. From the Buttermilks to the shadows of Yosemite towers, I plan on building a list of premier hard short problems that will accommodate both my leg injury and pursuit of high-quality climbing. In the process I will gain strength for the excellent limestone sport climbing that’s been increasingly developed along Utah’s border.
Through pulling hard on the overlooked short boulder gems and enduring the continuous movement of long limestone sport-pitches, I hope to develop what’s required to free climb the more challenging lines up the granite towers of the Bugs, Yosemite, and hopefully even on the Fitz Roy massif of Patagonia.

 


We hope that you all will be ready to share your goals and plans with your friends, coworkers, and family.  Maybe there’s someone out there who would be the perfect training buddy!