Climbing Back Video

I had the pleasure of working with my good friends at Big Up Productions on this recent video on my past few years with injuries and climbing. As I’ve written on this blog, I’ve had my fair share of injuries over the past handful of years, but my passion for climbing is just as strong as ever, whether I’m climbing 5.10 or 5.14. It’s great to be able to team up with such great folks to document the thick and thin of being a professional climber. I hope you enjoy the video!


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    i use this music for training. hope you enjoy it.

    May 3, 2013 at 7:29 am
  • B

    Hey Beth! Loved the video. Very inspiring! You're story is amazing and inspirational. Keep up the great blog, and the great shots on Instagram! If your ever in San Diego and need a wicked awesome belay, hit me up 🙂

    May 5, 2013 at 4:39 pm
  • Hi B –
    Thanks so much for the kind words about the video, blog and Instagram! I'll definitely let you know if I make it down to SD, it's awesome down there. And I'll do my best to keep up the blog, thanks for the encouragement!
    Hope you are great!

    May 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm
  • Thanks Joshua – wonderful!
    All my best,

    May 8, 2013 at 4:17 pm
  • seb

    Hi Beth,my name is Sebastien and I'm the drummer for James and Blackburn. We we're lucky enough to have one our songs played in the background of your video! I've been climbing for 5 years and currently work as an instructor at a gym here in Toronto, CA. Just wanted to reach out and say that we were stoked to have been able to contribute to an inspirational story and stoked that you're back at it! Send it!



    June 4, 2013 at 11:38 pm
  • Hi Seb!
    Thanks so much, I'm very honored to have your song! Thanks again, hope you are doing awesome and look forward to crossing paths somewhere down the road 🙂

    June 24, 2013 at 8:34 pm
  • A2K

    Beautifull Video Beth!
    It is soo motivating!

    February 6, 2014 at 9:22 am
  • Thanks so much!!! 🙂 🙂

    February 8, 2014 at 7:49 pm
  • Hi Beth!!!
    I often read your nice blog with lot of interesting tips to continue doing outdoors after having your kids, being able to show them the contact with the nature. I come from Asturias (a region in the north of Spain, very unknown for many people abroad, but a mandatory place for any passionate of outdoors, even with some Big Walls in Picos de Europa).
    Your video “Climbing Back” is really inspiring and positive! In fact I posted it on my facebook to cheer me up. I had a subluxation two month ago while I was climbing. I had had other 2 before but since 2 years ago it seemed I was fine. Anyway, there is a kind of movement when I fall, hang from my right arm and twist that make my shoulder goes out these 3 times. They recommended me to get arthroscopy surgery to repair my labrum (Bankart repair) if I want to continue climbing with less risk (although it seemed not to be very bad and 2 years ago I decided to take another opportunity to try to recover it without surgery…but now I am in the same state). I am really afraid about surgery, fear of losing force in my shoulder, pains, and do not get better for climbing without feeling afraid.
    At the moment I continue doing hiking and other outdoors and enjoying summer, waiting for the surgery in autumn. They told me I will have to wait six months after the surgery to begin climbing again (long, long time…). How did you feel after climbing and after doing the exercises to recover your shoulder and how long have you needed to climb back? Have you achieved to climb comfortably in an average level? Of course, my level was low (around 6c in sport climbing) and I don’t expect to get a much higher level, just enjoying climbing in an average level and be able again or doing easy traditional climbings and mountaineering routes that are one of my favorite activities.
    I will be very grateful for any experience you can share with me because I don’t know any climber who had passed this kind of surgery.
    Best regards and keep up your great blog!!! 🙂

    July 26, 2015 at 6:27 pm
  • Hi Pablo! Thank you so much for your very kind words and wonderful comment! I'm so sorry about your shoulder injury – they are so tricky and tough to recover from 🙁 It took me quite a while to recover from my shoulder surgery, but I will say that I know I am a slow healer and I had several re-injuries. I know other climbers that have recovered much better and quicker than myself. And, on a plus note (knock on wood) my shoulder is very healthy now! I think if I was just much more patient in the beginning, it would have gone quicker. The exercises were great, and I still do them to this day to help with overall shoulder health and hopefully keep other shoulder injuries at bay.
    I hope this helps and I wish you healthy and happy shoulders!!
    All my best!

    August 20, 2015 at 10:52 pm